Saga comments on NHS Cancer drug restrictions

Friday 4 September 2015

Commenting on plans to restrict access to cancer drug treatment, Saga's director of communications, Paul Green said:

Saga comments on NHS Cancer drug restrictions

"It is a great shame that access to cancer drugs is being restricted for
NHS care and by the reduction in treatments covered by the Cancer Drugs
Fund as a result of cost pressures.

There are no such bars to access for licensed drugs under Saga's medical
insurance and this year we funded many treatments that were not available
under the NHS. So as long as the 43 drugs cut this year from the Cancer
Drug Fund remain licensed they will continue to be accessible for Saga
customers making a cancer claim covered by our health plans.

Whilst cost pressures play a part in state funded medical care, people
deserve the best possible medical arsenal when fighting cancer."



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