The Strangford Assembly Member said: “I cannot believe that this situation has been allowed to develop. The people of Northern Ireland are being treated like second-class citizens. Such practices put the health of people in Northern Ireland in grave danger.
“It is utterly disgraceful that patients here have to wait for up to two years to receive vital treatment, yet in England and Wales the waiting list is only three months.
“Government should be ashamed that they have treated people here so badly and they must address this matter immediately. There is absolutely no reason why patients here cannot get their drugs within three months, the same as those in England and Wales.”