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Human guinea pig campaign

A campaign led by a man from Gloucestershire, to allow terminally-ill people to test unlicensed drugs, has been discussed at Westminster

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Campaigner for experimental drug use dies

Les Haplin campaigned for the right to use experimental drugs Credit: ITV News West Country

A man suffering from motor neurone disease who campaigned for the right to use experimental drugs has died.

Les Halpin from Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire wanted terminally ill patients to be allowed to join drug trials in return for waiving their rights to sue if there were side effects. His family says it was his clear wish that his campaign should continue.

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