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Alzheimer’s Disease (Drugs)

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

It is a great honour to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Dacorum. My hon. Friend the Member for South-West Hertfordshire (Mr. Gauke), who is sitting on my right, represents some of the petitioners, too. The petition of the residents of Dacorum

Declares that we are outraged by the decision of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to restrict NHS prescriptions for Alzheimer’s drugs. These treatments are proven to provide real benefits to thousands of people at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and cost just £2.50 per person per day.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Health to ensure that doctors continue to be able to prescribe Alzheimer’s drugs treatments to patients who can benefit from them.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.,

To lie upon the Table.