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Minister highlights medication battle in care homes

Minister highlights medication battle in care homes
22nd December 2008

Cathy Jamieson, the member of Scottish parliament for the Ayrshire area, has highlighted the struggle that many people can face to receive their medication on time for Parkinson's disease.

The Ayrshire branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society is promoting the Get it on Time campaign, which emphasises the need for sufferers to get prescription drugs handed to them promptly in order to effectively manage the systems, according to Ms Jamieson's letter to the Carrick Gazette.

She highlighted that this measure was one of the main ways to combat the disease on a day-to-day basis, noting that work carried out by charities was deserving of praise.

Ms Jamieson said: "The issue is not simply about medication and the medical care that people receive; for many people, it is also about coming to terms with the impact of Parkinson's on their family life."

Representing Carrick, Cumnock and the Doon Valley, Cathy Jamieson was voted into Scottish parliament in 1999 and served as the justice minister from 2003 to 2007.

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