MS charities decry UK postcode lottery for ‘life-changing’ drug

Nearly 70,000 estimated to be missing out on drug available on NHS in Wales and Scotland

  • ‘It’s difficult to live a normal life’: MS patient denied drug

People with multiple sclerosis are paying up to £600 a month for a “life-changing” drug that is available on the NHS in Wales and Scotland but not in England.

Charities estimate that tens of thousands of people with MS are missing out on fampridine, which can improve a person’s ability to walk and reduce the risk of falling over.

Related: ‘It’s difficult to live a normal life’: MS patient denied drug in NHS postcode lottery

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