Scottish Parliament – Pernicious anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency debate

A petition to the Scottish Government has urged a review and overhaul of the current method of diagnosis and treatment of pernicious anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency.

The chamber heard that there was no consensus across individual NHS boards on the current testing methods and also that the Axis-Shield Active-B12 test offers a more accurate method of detecting this disease.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/scotland/newsid_9702000/9702406.stm

http://news.stv.tv/politics/300079-major-failings-in-treatment-of-stomach-disease-in-scotland/

http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/patient-s-800k-nhs-drug-plea-1-2159253