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Legal drugs

In this case, ibuprofen. Nurofen. Ibuprofen is an NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. In other words a painkiller, and one of the weaker NSAIDs, so, at low doses, it carries the risk of fewer side effects. So we have so-called specific … Continue reading

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Views from a hospital bed

Spending weeks in hospital waiting for an op gives plenty of time for useless musing. So in no particular order … Staff Consultants are the same the world over. No more to be said there. Similarly porters and cleaners. Pretty … Continue reading

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Consumerism (7) – it doesn’t matter to me

The much-heralded post and the final one in the series. Perhaps the most important one too. Oh. Why? Because it is the one where you can make a difference. I was going to insert a terribly clever digression here to … Continue reading

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Paracetamol anyone?

I was idly standing in the supermarket checkout, as you do. It was fairly early in the morning, and most of the checkouts only had one person going through so I hit the nearest one that seemed to be nearly … Continue reading

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Health service rationing

Everyone knows health care is rationed. Don’t they? Whether it is funded, or not funded, by government or insurance companies – or you pay for it privately – it is still rationed because money is finite. It is just not … Continue reading

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Generic prescribing

I spent the vast part of my life knowing nothing at all about – prescription – drugs. The nearest I got to anything remotely druggy was when I had appendicitis, or maybe it was when I had yet another fractured … Continue reading

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