"Medication for parkinsons"
About: NHS Borders NHS Borders
Posted by bellingham72 (as ),
I wonder if someone could answer my query regarding prescribing guidelines. I have had Parkinson's for 12 years now and the current meds available are not having much effect now.
I heard from someone with MS that they have good control of their symptoms with a drug called sativex which is prescribed. I believe only for MS despite the fact that Parkinson's is also a movement disorder. I asked my gp about this and was told they would need permission to prescribe it to me.
Can you tell me who would be responsible for authorising this? It seems to me to be a bit unethical not to treat someone, who is suffering, with a drug that could give relieve symptoms. Is it perhaps the cost of this medication or the fact that its been given the unfortunate name by some people as medical marijuana? I would appreciate your comments.