Bid to improve licensing time for new treatments

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A Barnsley dad whose son has a rare muscle-wasting condition is backing a national campaign for treatments to be licensed.

Nine-year-old Liam Chadwick has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his family is backing the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Fast Forward initiative, focused on ensuring potential treatments are not held up owing to lack of funding or drawn-out assessment.

Dad Liam said: “Liam’s condition has already started to affect him in lots of ways. It would be devastating to see funding issues and red-tape around the assessment of drugs prevent them from reaching our children, who desperately need them.”