Has the PA society campaigned for prescription exemption certificates to be made available to all patients suffering from B12 deficiency? If not why not?
It is a deficiency disease absolutely analogous to diabetes mellitus or hypothyroidism (myxoedema).
I have no personal concern as I no longer pay for prescriptions because of my age. However, there must be many younger patients who require ongoing treatment for the rest of their lives with B12 supplements as well as prescription of other drugs to control various related symptoms. It is absolutely inequitable that they are obliged to pay for prescriptions for a deficiency disease which is often genetically determined and unrelated to lifestyle factors.