Government department’s “no information” claim is just a feeble cover-up

A government department responsible for disability benefits has effectively admitted that vital documents were not shown to an expert hired to conduct a review. The papers link its controversial ‘fitness to work’ test with deaths of benefit claimants. The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claims it has no information about whether the reviewer … Continue reading Government department’s “no information” claim is just a feeble cover-up

Zinbryta risks outweigh benefits, European report

Multiple sclerosis treatment Zinbryta was withdrawn in March and now a review by the European Medicines Agency has found its risks outweigh its benefits. The review confirms the drug’s association with the risk of developing severe and potentially fatal immune reactions in the brain, liver and other organs. It was carried out by to the … Continue reading Zinbryta risks outweigh benefits, European report

Shocking: Neurological misdiagnosis fears prompt patient reviews

People living with multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions, are among thousands of patients being recalled for case reviews. They were all treated by consultant neurologist Dr Michael Watt and the reviews have been triggered by fears of possible misdiagnosis. I am shocked and horrified that the reviews are necessary but delighted that the powers … Continue reading Shocking: Neurological misdiagnosis fears prompt patient reviews