Postcode lottery lets down mum in Wiltshire

Full story at Gazette and Herald 29 March 2018

A MARLBOROUGH mum feels she is a victim of a postcode lottery, after being refused a liquid form of a drug for her two disabled daughters on prescription – because it costs more than twice the tablets.

Sarah Addison knows people in Swindon, where her daughters go to school, who are still getting liquid melatonin on the NHS.

The drug helps calm her mentally disabled twin daughters Katie and Amy, 13, who have a cognitive age of five or six, so they fall asleep at night.

She has tried crushing tablets, mixing them with treats and persuading the girls to take pills, without success, and is now rationing her final prescription of the liquid drug, pending an appeal.