Pensioner refused chronic pain medication

Pensioner refused chronic pain medication

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January 11

Later in his article in last week’s issue of Costa News (2483) ref. chronic prescription, quoted regional vice president Mónica Oltra “health is a universal right that cannot be subject to cuts.”

My wife who has chronic, incurable spinal pain, was taking a morphine medicine in the form of a lollipop and has to use three a day, morning, noon and night.

One day the recipe faded, without explanation. When he went to the doctor to see what it was about, they told him that a person in charge of medicines at the Denia hospital said it was only for people with cancer. Live with it, go to the pharmacy.

That is impossible since it is a controlled drug and requires a prescription, it is also expensive for a single pack, which will last 10 days.

Being old retirees is unfeasible with England’s low pension.

The Spanish health system receives about 4,000 pounds sterling from the United Kingdom to cover each resident pensioner, it does not calculate what is going wrong. We have been in Spain for 30 years with no problems so far (Brexit?).


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