I will advice Helen Kelly to try sativex , The minister knows her case and it shouldn't take a day to approve her to use this medication , as it is legal to use in NZ , and if it does Peter Dunne has real problem and he should be chucked out of the parliament as a associate minister of health . As I read Helen Kelly is using Morphine and the cost of Morphine is expensive , the DHB should pay for her cost of her sativex replacing morphine . At least try it and if it doesn't work then you know. Please take this as a advice.
mpledger , you mentioned about Pharmac funding sativex to Alisha and i am her mother , this is incorrect , it is DHB who has funded it from their non pharmeceutical budget. Pharmac is useless like Peter Dunne and shouldnt exist on taxpayers money. Peter Dunne goes overseas and uses taxpayers money on luxury limosuine and also he cant pay his own laundry, we taxpayers pay for it . When i read about Helen Kelly my heart goes for her as my daughter was in the same situation, and your advice for trying sativex , i also agree . My daughter was approved to use sativex in a months time by the minister and she was on sativex since September , I hope everything goes well for Helen Kelly