Government to return drug seized by Border Force after criticism from MPs and activists.
Medical hashish confiscated from the mom of a severely epileptic baby is to be returned after MPs and campaigners criticised the failure to present sufficient entry to the doubtless lifesaving drugs via the NHS.
Emma Appleby – whose daughter Teagan, 9, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which may trigger up to 300 seizures a day – was “overjoyed” by the choice, however she renewed her criticism of the present system which she stated “just isn’t working”.
The household had the drugs prescribed by a paediatric neurologist within the Netherlands however it was seized by Border Force officers on Saturday. They then obtained a personal prescription from a specialist marketing consultant within the UK earlier than the well being secretary, Matt Hancock, introduced the £four,500 provide purchased with crowdfunded cash can be returned on Saturday.
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