We’ve had a response to our petition from the Department of Health and unfortunately they have reported what we already know about the regulations for a POM (Prescription only medicine).
They state that we can’t have injectable B12 made available from pharmacies in the UK because of the Human Medicines Regulation 62 section 3.
Westminster Hall Debate
This doesn’t mean we give up. This means we keep on going and thankfully My MP, Jane Hunt is committed to helping and will be making an application for a debate on our petition in Westminster Hall. The focus of this will be that the MHRA allow B12 injections to be given as a boost via hair salons and clinics. More on this in the next blog.
Your MP can help
We need your MP to speak for you, alongside Jane when this happens.
Please ask your MP to come on board, to make a speech on your behalf and get in touch with Jane so that they can work together on this.
Find your MP here: https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP
So if you feel strongly about being in control of your own health …
If you have had B12 injections stopped due to COVID…
If you are restricted to 3 monthly injections but need them more frequently…
If you feel you have no choice but to buy B12 from abroad because you can’t access what you need from your GP then please help to make this happen…
Here’s how you can help
I’ve added a draft email for you to use and adapt below so that you can easily send a message to ask your MP to help. It would be lovely to hear of their interest in this, so if possible please let me know by commenting on the blog.
Thank you so much for being part of this, I feel sure that if we keep working together we can make this important change happen.
Together I’m sure we can make this happen.
Please can I ask for your support in making injectable vitamin B12 available OTC from pharmacies.
Following a reading of this petition at the House of Commons on the 23rd of September 2020 the Department of Health responded: They state that we can’t have injectable B12 made available from pharmacies in the UK because of the Human Medicines Regulation 62 section 3.
Jane Hunt MP is making an application for a Westminster Hall Debate on this petition and she needs your help.
This issue is really important to me because………………………….
Please contact Jane Hunt MP ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and get involved on my behalf.
If you can’t copy the above please find a copy of the text here