The MP organising a meeting at Westminster to support drugs testing on terminally ill patients says he's very encouraged by the outcome. Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, brought together medical experts with the Government's spokesman on the subject, George Freeman MP.
At present there are legal and regulatory obstacles to prevent a repeat of the Thalidomide case, when children were born with missing limbs after their mothers took a drug to ease morning sickness.
Now Mr Clifton-Brown is backing a campagn by Les Halpin from Wotton-under-Edge - to be known as the Halpin Protocol - which would in certain circumstances allow terminally ill patients to consent to test unlicensed drugs. Following today's meeting, these proposals will now be put before ministers.
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