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Drugs database for terminally ill will fill a vital gap, says KPMG

Drugs database for terminally ill will fill a vital gap

KPMG’s Chief Medical Advisor comments on the news that investors have backed MyTomorrows, an unapproved drugs database for terminally ill.

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KPMG’s Chief Medical Advisor, Professor Hilary Thomas, comments on the news that investors have backed MyTomorrows, an unapproved drugs database for terminally ill.

Hilary says: “This is a really innovative idea that will foster access to drugs for areas of unmet clinical need, where the conventional pharmaceutical model does not always support enough new medicines becoming available in a timely fashion.

“This idea and sort of access is becoming more common thanks to organisations beyond conventional pharmaceutical companies. In my opinion it is a really progressive movement that could be a life-saver for patients. The database will grant them access to drugs available in countries outside the UK, as well as the option to trial new drugs with the full support of their treating clinician.”

Hilary Thomas is an oncologist by background. 

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