15 January 2014 12:43

Patients with multiple sclerosis have been left without medication for 10 months, as their medicine, considered non-suitable for their condition, was stopped but was not replaced, reported the Pancyprian Association of People with Multiple Sclerosis.
The Association is asking for a response from the Health Ministry and the House Health Committee.
In an announcement the association said that more than 20 patients are without medication since last October when the treatment approved by the medical council was stopped.
Doctors stopped supply of the medicine of second line treatment for multiple sclerosis since it was considered as not the most suitable for their condition, as it did not have the desired results and said that treatment would be changed.
Patients have still not been informed of when they will receive new medication and their condition is worsening, while for some the effects of not being treated for months can be detrimental, said the association.
It is asking for provision of medication as soon as possible and for an update on the matter from the authorities.  


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