I am delighted to announce that MP Jane Hunt will present a petition to the House of Commons today, Wednesday the 23rd of September 2020, which asks for injectable vitamin B12 to be made available over the counter from pharmacies.
Please note this is my New Government Petition and NOT the Change.org petition.
If your MP also has an interest in this issue, please ask them to come on board and help us to get this passed.
Jane is scheduled to present the petition titled “Removing classification of prescription only medicine from injectable vitamin B12,” at the end of the day just before the adjournment debate, usually around 7pm. There is no precise time yet but you will be able to watch it live on Parliament TV or on BBC Parliament.
The full petition text will be also posted on House of Commons Hansard and the Government will need to respond to it. Too many people are restricted to just four vitamin B12 injections per year which is not enough to heal damaged nerves.
All we can do now is sit and wait for a positive outcome which would bring us into line with many other countries who do allow injectable B12 to be purchased over the counter. This has the potential to make treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency free from stress and anxiety for millions of UK citizens, affording us the same level of dignity and control over our own health as a diabetic injecting insulin.
Huge thanks to everyone who has supported this movement and to MP Jane Hunt and her team for making this possible and for for caring about people with B12 deficiency.
I have everything crossed and I’m you sure you do too.
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