Blind to benefits of the union

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A new drug for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration is available free of charge on the NHS.  In Scotland.

Wet ARMD is the most common cause of blindness in over-60’s and is caused by abnormal growth of blood vesels in the eye.  Wet ARMD is less common than Dry ARMD but vision degenerates far more rapidly in Wet ARMD.  The condition usually doesn’t result in full blindness but affects the centre of the eye leaving the sufferer with only peripheral vision.

A drug is available that can help reduce the degeneration but the National Institute for Clinical Excellence refuses to approve it for use on the NHS in England despite the Scottish Medical Consortium approving it for use in Scotland, paid for by the English taxpayer.

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  1. […] Sir Michael Rawlins – Chairman of NICE: Blind to benefits of the union […]

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