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Irish trial of cancer drug used by Vicky Phelan ruled out

The manufacturer of the experimental drug that cancer sufferer Vicky Phelan is using has no plans to fund a drug trial in Ireland

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
15th July, 2018
Cancer sufferer Vicky Phelan

The manufacturer of the experimental drug that cancer sufferer Vicky Phelan is using has no plans to fund a drug trial in Ireland.

Manufacturer MSD said it needed to do a broader and more comprehensive trial than what was possible in Ireland. It said this was needed in order to get regulatory approval for the drug in the EU.

Phelan, who exposed the CervicalCheck controversy earlier this year, received an experimental drug called Pembro (Pembrolizumab),...

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