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Sight-saving drugs denied

11th March 2008

An elderly woman from London has said the NHS will not pay for the treatment she requires to prevent her from going blind.

Margaret Coates, 79, suffers from wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Bromley Primary Care Trust refuses to pay for a treatment which might help her. The PCT said those patients who did not meet its criteria for the drugs could apply "for exceptional treatment".

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