A Labour MP has raised concerns over the system followed in NHS Scotland for giving green signal to a new drug for use; "it is too rigid, highly faulty and could end up claiming the lives of the patients".
Yesterday, MPs were informed that several patients at the health service are risking their life, as they are not being permitted an access to the new drugs. The system followed is too inconsistent and is ultimately affecting the life of patients.
Dr. Richard Simpson, a former doctor, asserted that he is surprised to look at the process being followed, leading to postcode lottery.
The issue was being raised at the Scottish Parliament, while Dr. Simpson addressed and commented regarding the denial to patients of having access to expensive and potentially lifesaving drugs.
The health service in Scotland has always been found guilty in not prescribing the patients with the newly recommended drugs, while same drugs are being prescribed at the south of the Border.
The system is administered by Scottish Medicines Consortium, recommends the NHS regarding the drugs, depending upon their advantages.
Dr. Simpson said, "While the system is deeply flawed across the country's 14 health boards, with variations in the drugs available to patients with the same illness, depending on where they live".
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