Firstly thank you to @infinite, @Andrew35 and @espresso who were actively involved in the pre work and the meeting itself, to those who supplied testimonials and to those outside of the UK who expressed an interest in getting involved. .
Without the yellow card submissions, letters and emails from sufferers none of this would have been possuble.
Now to the meeting itself.
The MHRA representative was very open and it was clear she accepted that things do need to change. She will conduct the review which will take approximately 2 months. She stated its been given the highest rating.
From the scene setting Infinite provided the walk though of a presentation which was invaluable in providing pfs related factual data and information
We then gave individual verbal personal accounts of our finasteride experience.
Which was followed by a discussion around what we’re hoping to get from the MHRA going forward
It was clear that we were taken seriously. Patient feedback/interaction forms an important part of the review process. There will be investigative analysis of all related data/contact with other government departments, stakeholders and relevant agencies before any decisions or recommendations can be made.
We were advised of the MHRAs remit but also re assured that recommendations can made to other bodies etc where needed. (Obviously review findings dependant)
She also stated that she’d be happy to field questions from the wider community and that these could be brought to the next meeting which is yet to be arranged.
Overall it was a very positive even refreshing, there was no challenge or dispute.
The changes in France and work by Sylviane has also been key.A special thank you too @lacreland21
We also have the upcoming exclusive in the Mail on Sunday this weekend which will mainly be focused on the review. Thanks to those who are speakjng to reporters this week. @Tyr
Collaboration across countries, all of the on going work (which as at an all time high) may actually result in getting pfs officially recognised, ultimately leading to wider investment.
We may come out with asks in the coming weeks.
Relevant updates will provided.
Last but not least continue to submit to the yellow card scheme and to the authorities as it is essential tool that is used to identify issues
I hope I’ve captured the salient points guys but feel free to chip in. As stated many times, apologies
for any grammatical errors, because of the cognitive issues.