McLaughlin backs campaign to improve access to MS medicines

 

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee Maeve McLaughlinhas pledged to help ensure that all people living with MS in the North have better access to MS treatments and services, regardless of where they live.

 

This comes as the MS Society revealed that people with MS often face significant barriers in accessing licensed treatments, the information to decide what is right for them and the specialists who can help.

 

The  MS Society launched its new campaign Treat Me Right, during its MS Week event at the Assembly. The charity’s campaign calls on decision-makers and the MS community to tackle the barriers which stand in the way of people getting the right treatment at the right time.

 

Maeve McLaughlin attended the event to show her s Maeve McLaughlin MLA supporting the Treat Me Right campaign with members of the MS Society Foyle Branchupport for the Treat Me Right campaign and to meet people affected by the condition, including families and carers Maeve McLaughlin said “I’m pleased to be able to show my support for this important campaign. MS affects many of my constituents and it is unacceptable that licensed MS treatments that could help people with the condition are out of reach. I will continue to work with my constituents, fellow MLAs and organisations to drive this campaign forward.”