The first-ever protest at a British pharmaceutical company over its proposed new drug was led by campaigners who say they are “terrified” of the company’s new drug, tacori, which could prevent breast cancer.
TACORS, or tamoxifen, was approved in October for the treatment of advanced breast cancer but has been linked to serious side effects including heart problems, depression and suicide.
It is currently being tested in a small trial in Italy, but campaigners say there is a “serious risk” of safety concerns.
Organisers say there are no data-sharing agreements with any pharmaceutical company.
They also say the UK government has failed to give proper “consultation” and the UK must “stand up” and “take responsibility”.
The protest was organised by the UK Breast Cancer Alliance and launched at the company in the north London suburb of Peckham.
“It’s the first time we’ve really been protesting in London.
We’ve been protesting for two months,” said Lucy, who asked to remain anonymous.
“We’re not going to stop until we get what we want.
“There are huge problems here with TACOs, not only for us, but for our families and for the patients and for their families. “
“They should be ashamed of themselves.” “
Lucy’s daughter, Claire, has battled breast cancer since she was 16. “
They should be ashamed of themselves.”
Lucy’s daughter, Claire, has battled breast cancer since she was 16.
She said she was “very scared” about the drug.
“If I had to choose between being on tacori or being on chemo, I’d choose chemo,” she said.
Claire’s mother, Joanne, who is also from Peckham, said she had never had breast cancer before and believed the drug could have been a “game changer”. “
Tacori could be a lifeline.”
Claire’s mother, Joanne, who is also from Peckham, said she had never had breast cancer before and believed the drug could have been a “game changer”.
“Theres a lot of things we don’t know about it.
It has a lot to do with how the body metabolises the hormone, and if we can change it so that it stops breast cancer developing and stops the body turning into a cancer it could be very big,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“And that would be great news for everyone.”
Claire added that the government had not given the drug sufficient “consensus support” and it was “just not safe enough”.
Joanne said the government needed to take “some action”.
TACOIDS TACOS are made from a synthetic version of tamoxil, a drug previously approved for use in the treatment for HIV. “
But I feel really sorry for the government because they’ve done so little to help.”
TACOIDS TACOS are made from a synthetic version of tamoxil, a drug previously approved for use in the treatment for HIV.
TANGOFON is made from tamoxic acid, an antiseptic that is banned in the UK, and is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world.
It was approved by the US in 2014 but was withdrawn from the market in March this year.
TAPOLIS is made by the same company, Novartis, which stopped making the drug after concerns about its side effects were raised.
TAMOXI was approved for the first round of trials in 2014, but was stopped from taking part because of concerns about the side effects of the drug and a lack of safety data.
There are no drug approvals in the US or the UK.
A recent analysis by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded TACOTIs were unsafe to use, saying there was no evidence that they improved the quality of life.
The EMA said TACOTA had not been approved in the EU.
“Safety concerns” About 2.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The number of women in the country who have breast cancer has risen by 10% over the past 10 years, from 5.2 million in 2009 to 8.6 million in 2017.
TACKETED WITH BRCA There are around 400,000 new cases of BRCa a year in the U.K., according to a 2017 survey by the Cancer Research UK Foundation.
That is the equivalent of one person a week in the whole country.
The average age of B-cell patients diagnosed with BRCs is 30.7 years old, the research showed.
TARGETED TO THE WOMEN WHO NEED IT The government said TAPOCI was “targeted to the women who need it”.
The drug is “a revolutionary and life-saving treatment for patients with B-Cell B-Rage, or B-RC