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Drug could win global approval
Bradford was the name on everyone’s lips in, of all places, Vienna at the weekend – and that is testimony to the fantastic research work being done here in the city.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been involved in testing a new asthma drug that has been proved to have positive, concrete results.
A report into the Bradford trials has been presented at a prestigious convention of the European Respiratory Society in the Austrian capital, where the experiences of a 31-strong group of patients was related to experts from around the world.
And not just in actually treating the illness, which affects many, many people. Thanks to the Bradford trial, the number of people having to attend hospital with asthma has been greatly reduced, meaning that the trial is not only helping patients, but also the NHS.
The work done in Bradford means a huge improvement in the quality of life of asthma patients – people on the test saw a staggering 100 per cent reduction in the number of visits to their GP they would normally have to make without this particular drug.
Asthma is a particular problem in Bradford and if this drug can give sufferers more independence, the ability to work and put less of a strain on the health service, then the trial carried out at our local hospitals will have more than proved a success.
Its research, which we should be rightly proud of, took place in Bradford and could soon be making a difference to people all across the globe.