SA teenager benefits from compassionate supply of drug

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A potentially life-saving drug has breathed new life into a teenage girl suffering from a rare lung disease, reports [s]The Times[/s]. Jenna Lowe, diagnosed with stage four pulmonary hypertension, is permanently hooked to a portable pump that feeds a life-saving drug cocktail directly into her veins. The crucial drug, [b]Flolan[/b], needed to treat her condition was not available in SA, but a breakthrough came last year when the drug company decided to give her an unlimited supply on a compassionate basis.
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