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Letters Prescribing sodium oxybate for narcolepsy

Prescribing sodium oxybate for narcolepsy: end the postcode lottery and apply some common sense

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 24 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2881
  1. John S Watts, psychiatrist
  1. Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit, Staplehurst TN12 0ER, UK
  1. john.watts{at}

Zeman and Zaiwalla’s call to end the irrational and inconsistent rationing of sodium oxybate for the treatment of narcolepsy should be welcomed.1

Of note, a recent case in the High Court, reported in the Telegraph, quoted the judge as describing the decision by …

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