Cystic Fibrosis Drugs: Orkambi
Ian Paisley Excerpts
Monday 10th June 2019

(1 year ago)

Westminster Hall
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Department of Health and Social Care
Paul Scully Portrait Paul Scully - Hansard
10 Jun 2019, 4:49 p.m.

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Vertex has a pipeline that should help its shares—their value has doubled over the past few years, and I am sure they will do very well in future—but we must have a balance with shareholder value, so that the company can continue to invest and continue its research. As he says, this is about human beings, their quality of life and their lives.

Ian Paisley Portrait Ian Paisley (North Antrim) (DUP) - Hansard

The hon. Gentleman has struck a chord with the points that he has raised, which have been heard by Members of different parties. We must also make this cross-channel, and Northern Ireland cannot be left out of this arrangement. I know the chief medical officer has been in discussions with NICE and the Department to ensure that no postcode in the whole of the United Kingdom is left out of a settlement in this matter.

Paul Scully Portrait Paul Scully - Hansard
10 Jun 2019, 4:49 p.m.

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Northern Ireland must surely be in there too.