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Plea over NHS drugs.

SCOTS schizophrenics are missing out on the latest treatments due to a postcode lottery, it was claimed yesterday.

Campaigner Jayne Zito, whose husband was killed by a mentally-ill man, said drugs with fewer side effects used down south were not available to every patient in Scotland.

The Health Technology Board for Scotland has backed moves to get them on the NHS.

Jayne said: "Nearly half, 48 per cent, get the treatment in Galloway-Upper Nithsdale. It's 17 per cent in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 26, 2002
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