Lung Diseases: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the potential merits of making the drug AK-219 available on the NHS to treat persistent coughs.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

AF-219 is still undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of chronic coughs and it would be premature to comment on its future availability on the National Health Service.

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