Members of two medical concern groups and a patient’s mother attend a rally on Tuesday, following the death of a 36-year-old woman from a rare genetic disease, calling for the Hospital Authority to subsidise the more expensive drugs for those suffering from rare diseases. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong should not stint on the medication needed to save lives

Albert Cheng says two recent cases of patients who died because they could not afford the costly drugs underline the need for doctors, not accountants, to decide which medication to prescribe

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Members of two medical concern groups and a patient’s mother attend a rally on Tuesday, following the death of a 36-year-old woman from a rare genetic disease, calling for the Hospital Authority to subsidise the more expensive drugs for those suffering from rare diseases. Photo: David Wong
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