Woman denied medicine

2009-07-03 00:00

A WOMAN in crippling pain said she went to the pharmacy at Grey’s Hospital and was not able to get pain-killers as the pharmacist was on strike.

She claims she was told that the pharmacy would only be issuing medication to casualty ward patients.

Suffering from spine and heart problems and trigger finger, she said she could not get any medication from the pharmacy.

“I’d been to the pharmacy at Northdale Clinic and got some of my medication,” she said.

She said she needed her medication as she has too many complications.

“I was told it would not be possible to operate on my spine as my heart was too weak,” she said.

“I need this medication very badly because I’m in so much pain.”

She added that she also has three children who suffer from kidney problems.

“My children are very sick.”

She said she did not understand how some patients could receive medication, but others were turned away.

“What must happen to the patients now?” she asked.

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