Pharmacists preparing to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

Pharmacists preparing to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit. Health experts are warning that leaving the European Medicines Agency could impact on the supply of drugs into the UK. By Paul Kelso, health correspondent Medicine supplies could be interrupted or run out in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the pharmaceutical industry has warned. Industry leaders have told Sky News they are preparing to stockpile medicines and medical supplies in case the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal. They have called [...]

Babies are being WRONGLY diagnosed with milk allergies

Babies are being WRONGLY diagnosed with milk allergies. Babies are being WRONGLY diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry, investigation claims Prescriptions for specialist formula in Britain have soared six-fold in a decade Experts say 'overdiagnosis' of cows' milk protein allergy is the only explanation They say the number of babies who suffer could not possibly have risen so fast Even guidelines on diagnosing milk allergies are funded by the formula industry  Babies are being wrongly diagnosed with milk [...]

Is this proof pill-popping Britain should stop taking tablets?

Is this proof pill-popping Britain should stop taking tablets? Is this proof pill-popping Britain should stop taking the tablets? In the first of a two-part investigation, we reveal how medication is being massively over-prescribed — and may do more harm than good... In 2017, the NHS prescribed 1.1 billion items — double the number a decade ago As many as 20 prescriptions are now written per head of population each year Meanwhile, more than half of over-65s take five or more prescription pills [...]

CCG Joliffe describes extra appointments as ‘helpful for patients’

CCG Joliffe describes extra appointments as 'helpful for patients' CCG Chair Dr Joliffe describes extra appointments as 'helpful for patients and strained surgeries'. A SENIOR doctor has reacted to the plans for nine million extra appointments per year to be made available to patients. NHS England have announced extended access for patients in the evening and on weekends This comes as NHS England have announced extended access for patients in the evening and on weekends. This is to help ease pressure on the health [...]

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Powerful-painkiller-prescriptions-leading-soaring-addiction-rates Britain's opioid epidemic: Huge rise in powerful painkiller prescriptions is leading to soaring addiction rates, overdoses and five deaths EVERY day Researchers say powerful painkiller prescription rise is causing opioid epidemic Britons are being handed the highly addictive painkillers for chronic pain Same painkillers have killed more than 91,000 in the past two years in the US Doctors and drug specialists have warned the UK is heading for similar crisis  Britain is being gripped by an opioid epidemic which is being driven by a huge rise [...]