Media coverage about Pernicious Anaemia
It leaves you facing exhaustion, shortage of breath, and even memory loss. Thousands of people across the south could be suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency. Patients have told BBC South Today that GP’s prescription guidelines mean they do not get enough of the supplements, leaving many to resort to injecting themselves with unlicensed goods – September 2016
Part 1: Claire, patient with PA
Part 2: Martyn Hooper, chair of the PAS
Part 3: Professor Smith
Part 4: David, patient with PA
Part 1: Claire and Martyn Hooper
Part 2: Pamela, patient with PA
BBC article September 2016 accompanying the coverage on BBC South and BBC Radio.
Patients with a vitamin deficiency caused by pernicious anaemia are buying doses abroad as the UK’s provision is “not adequate”, according to a charity.
Sufferers of pernicious anaemia, which causes memory loss, extreme fatigue and irrational behaviour, receive an NHS vitamin B12 jab every three months.
The Pernicious Anaemia Society (PAS) says patients are needlessly suffering.
WALL STREET JOURNAL IDENTIFIES PROBLEMS WITH B12 DEFICIENCY
Dana is most likely a sufferer of Pernicious Anaemia and, like so many of us, waited years for a diagnosis and treatment. Dana is an award-winning investigative journalist who has lived and worked all over the world and moved to London in September 2018.