MS patient sues NHS in battle for Savitex drug treatment

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MS patient sues NHS in battle for Savitex drug treatment

Postby MSUK » Tue May 31, 2011 2:45 am

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Former Army chaplain Peter Bayley is taking legal action against the NHS after he was refused the medication he needs to ease his severe Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.

NHS North Staffordshire has told Mr Bayley it will not fund his treatment with licensed MS drug Sativex, because his circumstances are not "exceptional" enough.

But the 72-year-old former Methodist minister is virtually housebound and is now only able to use his brain, right arm and right eye.

He had been importing the drug from Canada for six years for £1,252 a year.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1814
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