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Finley begins Duchenne treatment

Seven-year-old at Alder Hey

A young boy from the Island whose illness sparked a political furore has begun receiving treatment in the UK.

Finley Hesketh, 7, was initially denied the muscular dystrophy drug Translarna by the Department of Health and Social Care - which stated the costs of funding it at £250,000 per year were unaffordable.

The drug is available on the NHS in England.

But after a fall in the price of Translarna, the DHSC last month reversed its decision.

On Thursday, Finley travelled to Alder Hey Children's Hospital for baseline tests - he's expected to begin taking Translarna in the coming weeks.

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