6 October, 2015 mcfadyena

Sask Health Minister wants second opinion on treatment for three Saskatoon children

Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan is asking for a second opinion on an unproven drug to treat three young Saskatoon children.

Initially coverage for the drug was denied last week.

The drug is been used to treat a very rare and fatal blood disease called Morquio Syndrome.

Health Minister Duncan says he wants to make sure they do their due diligence.

There is one child in the province who is on the drug to treat the same disease. However studies seem to show it’s effective for those under the age of five.

But in this case the three children are eight or older.

The drug costs five hundred thousand dollars a year per patient.

SOURCE: http://www.620ckrm.com/ckrm-on-air/ckrm-local-news/12882-sask-health-minister-wants-second-opinion-on-treatment-for-three-saskatoon-children

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