But in January West Pennine Health Authority said it could no longer afford to pay for the artificial drugs because it is one-and-a-half times more expensive. This week the health authority decided to restore supplies of the genetically-engineered drug, after a campaign by his family, its lawyers and the Haemophilia Society.Reuse content
A 14-year-old haemophiliac has won his fight to receive treatment that could save his life. Jack Quarmby, from Mossley, Greater Manchester, was told in January that he would have to use a blood clotting agent which ran the risk of infecting him with potentially fatal viruses. He had been using the artificially-made anti-clotting agent Factor VIII, which is safer than Factor VIII derived from human blood because it carries no virus.