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CB13

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CB13 says:

Am I alone in thinking...

this goverment is taking the piss?On the news the other night a hospital A&E was closing to save money and up the road from it another hospital had run out of money.Next news item the British goverment were giving £21,000,000 to aid the Syrian refugees.Last night they are spending £62,000,000 to make the cyclists lot in this country better.10 BILLION pounds to be cut from NHS budget,foreign aid for 2013? 11 BILLION pounds. No money for the hospitals,schools,police or to repair our crumbling road network.Shit loads of money for foreign countries,stupid schemes and wars.Fuckwits.

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BaldE35

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BaldE35 says:

All in the name of road safety

Near me on our newish posh housing estate they have dug up the spanking road just to put in 5 or 6 new mini roundabouts the bit that amuses me is road just at the back of us A45 is crumbing to bits because of the heavy traffic and shit patching that has taken place over the years - waste of money f8ckwits. 

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

james...

..the drugs industry are really struggling...only 3 of them in the top ten of the financial times top 100..:biggrin:


but pfifzer is No1.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

NHS

yeh the trusts and the management need trimming down. PCTs need removing and so on and so on.


As being both a member of staff and a long term patient of the NHS I've seen a couple of important things happen due to lack of funding.

1) A massive increase in workload with now no redundancy for staff sickness or urgent patients. I had a trauma patient who needed emergency surgery, requiring a cardiology review and heart scan before anaesthetic and I simply could not fit them in. 
2) a "three month" appointment took a year for one speciality. I'm now waiting on a two month appointment from them. It won't happen.
3) One of the drugs I'm on requires tests and a doctor review every three months. This drug can not be acquired through the GP and you are only given three months worth at a time. I have to get emergency appointments in order to get drugs before I run out. Because I'm me, I get 4 months worth but have to be seen every 3 months and I still run out before they even assign me a date. This is not a service that is strained, it is one which can not review patients on potentially very dangerous drugs frequently enough and is therefore broken and unsafe. It was fine before the Tories got in. And believe me, I'm not a Labour man. You used to be able to ring the secretaries for a put-you-on script or an appointment but they've stopped that (probably as it took up all their time) so really you're totally screwed when your supply runs out.

The NHS is a potential black hole. Right now though it's taken a step back into the realms of unsafe care in some areas due to lack of staff and funding. I do wonder when we'll be able to order stationary again.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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I can't see the link, Oldish, but the heading appears to be "Top 100 global companies by R&D," so yes, drugs companies are up there. R&D costs a huge amount and if you want innovative medicines that's what it takes.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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Phil, sounds like the drug you mentioned in point 3 is part of a clinical trial.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

nope

it's tacrolimus.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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My Mother has various ailments and has to see several specialists, each of whom periodically prescribe medicines. Recently she was prescribed a drug which was not supposed to be taken with iron tablets, yet her regular prescription includes iron. The pharmacist at Boots didn't pick up on this and her GP appears to be out of the loop. Really the GP should be at the centre of all this, monitoring and controlling the situation. It's a failure of management structure and it is potentially dangerous.

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bazablue

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bazablue says:

nhs(no such organisation exists

I spent 10 yrs of visits in pain severe at times...they couldnt find anything...........................in the end out of sheer exasperation went private and within two weeks,seen,mri,d and a week later had a tumour removed......within two hours was walking around ,,unbelievable....I was the lucky one,many cant afford that....nhs is a business not a service and not even a good business at that|the kid dishing out the appointments.was in charge of your treatment!!!!A tipNever say your retired or unemployed.(back of the queue!

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oscarthegrouch

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CB13

you are right the govt are fucktards ......oh and james you don't work for a pharmceutical company by any chance do you ??

gp's get bonusses for promoting different brands of drugs .... they don't care cause it probs buys them a nice little summer jolly in bermuda:mad:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Oscar,

I do!
:biggrin:
It pisses me off when the industry is talked about as if it's an arms dealer.

Your doctor's bribes story was a situation in America which was stopped. Over here doctors might get a free pen.

In The States they can advertise prescription drugs. Patients will then demand they get Product A instead of B with no more information than what they've seen on the telly. Amazing.

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