I recently heard about a friend who has had RD for quite a few years now. She has had several operations on her feet and her hands are very damaged. It hase been decided by her Rheumy team that Methotraxat and other associated drugs are no longer working for her and are allowing her RD to spread. Her Rheumy Consultant has received word back from the NHS that it is not in position to grand funding for this woman to be put on Humira!
Does anyone else know anything about this? I know there are cancer drugs that ' are no longer available' here in the north of Ireland, now it seems Bio's, that from my point of view, as a user, are life altering drugs.
Is this just something that is going on here in Ireland or is it happening else where? I told this woman that I would ask on her behalf. She is having another meeting with the Rheumy Dept next week to see where they go from there but this is not looking very positive.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Jean