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SA teenager benefits from compassionate supply of drug

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.
[link url=http://times-e-editions.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/accountingloginse2.aspx?returnurl=%2fepaper%2fpageview.aspx%3fissue%3d11072014022300000000001001%26page%3d6%26articleid%3def97cf9d-78ef-4bc3-8690-37ee202c2047%26articlekey%3dm1Akp10XrIN3pAJthzrfrg%253d%253d%26previewmode%3d2]Full report in The Times (subscription needed)[/link]

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