"If she lived in England she would be receiving drugs which could prolong her life," Ms Lamont claimed. "Because she lives in Scotland she doesn't get that treatment."
She hit out at Mr Salmond, and said: "Whatever the First Minister is doing, what he is certainly not doing is addressing the real needs of Scots. He'd rather play games of imagining where he might be in three years' time than face the reality of today.
"And while he pretends, the needs of Scots seeking jobs are ignored. Patients like Ann Fisher go untreated, students miss out on a college education and the First Minister prepares the seating plan for our independence ball."
On access to medicines, Mr Salmond said the health service in Scotland was dealing with the issue "in the best possible way to help the most number of people".
He also said that while Ms Lamont accused the SNP administration of being "obsessed with independence", she "invariably" asked him about that at First Minister's Questions.