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Publication of the 2017 Cross-Government Drug Strategy

The Government’s 2017 Drug Strategy has now been published, and I know that this plan will be of particular interest to those who work with individuals desperately trying to break away from a destructive cycle of addiction. Charities such as DrugFAM as well as our local NHS teams perform this critically important work in Wycombe often in the most difficult of circumstances and I hope this strategy can support our local providers and charities. You can read more about the Government’s Strategy via this […]

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Making Kadcyla available on the NHS

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On 26th January 2017, I attended a back bench business debate in Parliament about the provisional decision not to provide the breast cancer drug Kadcyla for use in the NHS. The debate called for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and pharmaceutical company Roche to re-assess the decision and ensure Kadcyla is kept available for patients. I spoke briefly to represent patients in Wycombe: I congratulate the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) on securing […]

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Long hours and stress drive lawyers to drink and drugs

The survey, by the magazine Legal Business, also says that there is evidence of “cocaine clubs” in law firms’ basements and of partner-led games of poker and taking cocaine with clients. But it also finds that law firms are ignorant or indifferent to the problem. One lawyer is quoted: “I spanked £100,000 on cocaine in one year and no one noticed.” What they are not talking about though, is the endemic misery the drugs trade causes among the least privileged. […]

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