Patient says she was denied drug funding

Dec. 21, 2005 at 1:27 PM

SWINDON, England, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A British high court will review the case of a woman with breast cancer who claims a hospital refused to pay for the drug Herceptin.

The case relates to Anne Marie Rogers, 53, of Swindon, who says the Swindon Primary Care Trust refused to pay for the drug, reports the BBC.

The reason for the refusal was not clear, but Britain's Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has said primary care trusts should not refuse to fund Herceptin solely on the grounds of its cost.

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