23 results for author: Dying for a Cure

Cancer Drugs Fund Was Short-Sighted

The Cancer Drugs Fund was put forward by David Cameron during the 2010 General Election campaign – a tempting olive branch for many cancer patients desperate for expensive life-saving drugs but in reality a short-sighted, vote-winning gesture that has helped to make drugs even more unaffordable in the longer term.

Campaign Letter to Health Secretary

With support for the Dying for a Cure campaign growing, a letter has been sent today to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, setting out the issues and sharing with him a sample of comments from supporters.

Drug Firms Pass On £25bn Fines To Patients

A shocking new study has revealed pharmaceutical companies have been fined more than £25bn over the last 25 years for illegal activity aimed at boosting profits. Patients are ultimately paying the price for this through higher drug prices.

£99 Cancer Drug Being Sold for £83,000

Shocking new evidence has come to light of massive profiteering from cancer drugs - one cancer drug that costs only £99 to make is being being sold for up to £83,000, despite R&D costs being paid back over 10 years years ago.

UK Needs Bold Leadership to Cure Cancer

"We're not trying to make incremental change here, we're trying to get to a quantum leap on the path to a cure."
Joe Biden, Vice President, US
It's time now for UK politicians to step up to the plate and show bold leadership.

Cancer Drugs Priced Out of Reach

News about a promising new breast cancer treatment combining Herceptin and Tyverb is dampened by the prospect that the drugs may be too expensive for the NHS.

Queen’s Doctor on Big Pharma Greed

"Drug companies are developing medicines they can profit from, rather than those which are likely to be the most beneficial" - Sir Richard Thompson

Campaign Launch

"Through this campaign I hope that together we can bring about change that redresses the balance between profits and public health in cancer drug development." - John Piears, Campaign Founder

Sign Our Petition

Please sign our petition calling on the UK Government to reform the whole process for developing cancer drugs, so that it focuses on maximising benefits for patients rather than profits.
This is the single most important thing you can do to help.

Share Our Campaign

This issue is probably the single biggest obstacle to beating cancer sooner, so please help us to raise awareness of it as widely as possible by sharing the link to this website with your friends and family. The more awareness we can raise, the more hope there is for change.