PUBLISHED: 12:38 15 December 2017 Lorraine King GPs will stop prescribing some 'non essential' mendications and treatments. Picture: PA. PA/Press Association Images GPs in Barking and Dagenham will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive. The medics have also agreed to limit the number of ‘non-essential’ procedures and introduce an eligibility criteria for cataract surgery and podiatry. The new rules will come into force following a public consultation by Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is made up of the borough’s GPs. Patients were asked for their views about 15 NHS treatments and whether they should be axed or restricted. Dr Anju Gupta, clinical lead and a GP in Barking and Dagenham, said; “On behalf of my GP colleagues, I want to thank everyone who took the time to tell us what they thought of our proposals during the … [Read more...] about GPs in Barking and Dagenham will stop prescribing sunscreens and limit cataract surgery
Our latest e-cigarette evidence review, authored by leading academics in the tobacco control field, found that e-cigarettes (ECs): appear far less harmful than smoking cigarettes are the most popular quit aid have a role to play in reducing smoking rates Use has increased in recent years and EC have become the most popular stop smoking aid in England, with the majority of users now ex-smokers having made the switch completely. We know that face-to-face support from a local stop smoking service (LSSS) offers smokers the most effective way to quit. Of the smokers who combine the two (the most popular and most effective) around two thirds quit successfully. LSSS should seize this opportunity, ensuring their services are truly e-cigarette friendly and are maximising the benefits that e-cigarettes can offer many smokers to help them stop for good. Note: Unlicensed Nicotine Containing Product (U NCP) are usually e-cigarettes E-cigarettes and local stop smoking services However, as … [Read more...] about Blog Public health matters Seizing the opportunity: E-cigarettes and Stop Smoking Services
Jeremy and Carolyn Eastburn with their daughter, Presley, who died in December 2016 at the age of 4. She was strangled on a custom window blind the family bought for their new home near Houston. Sales of most corded window blinds and shades – products blamed for the strangulation deaths of more than 300 U.S. infants and toddlers since 1981 — will come to an end late this year. The decision last week by the window covering industry to quit selling the items in the U.S. and Canada is a milestone following decades of stopgap safety measures and public clamor to do more to protect children. It means that, starting Dec. 15, retailers will stop offering most window coverings with pull strings and cords, unless the cords are placed in a way that keeps them out of the grasp of children and other consumers. However, the industry decision to embrace what is the latest version of a voluntary safety standard falls short of complete victory for consumer advocates. It won’t apply … [Read more...] about Turning Point in Fight to Stop Child Deaths from Window Blinds
There’s been some good research into this – which may be THE key question when it comes to medical marijuana. The answer appears to be – some do stop using other drugs. And, even better, fewer people die. Key findings using Medicare data: States with medical marijuana laws saw about 10% fewer daily doses of opioids than those without those laws. States with dispensaries only (no home cultivation) saw a 14% decrease in opioid doses Total savings to Medicare and Medicaid would be about $3.4 billion if all states adopted Medical Marijuana Laws – but the folks buying the marijuana would pay for their cannabis out of their own pockets. Studies using Medicaid data saw somewhat greater reductions in opioid usage. Couple observations – there have been massive changes in PDMPs, increases in naloxone usage, tighter state laws and federal guidance on opioids (CDC et al), which may well have had some impact on death rates and lower opioid usage overall (Brian Allen … [Read more...] about When people use cannabis do they stop using other drugs?
Sunday, March 25, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: anti-gun, David Hogg, death squads, freedom, genocide, government power, gun control, Liberty, Second Amendment, Tyranny (Natural News) This article is part of a series of short, philosophical observations about the recent anti-gun hysteria and media PSYOP that exploits children to demand their own enslavement under authoritarianism. Question: When the government death squads come for your loved ones, how will you stop them? Anti-gun protesters are, almost without exception, utterly illiterate on the topic of history. If they studied any history at all, they would know that authoritarian regimes seeking to concentrate power always seek to disarm the citizenry first. Once that’s accomplished, government death squads can easily accomplish their task of eliminating all political opponents of the regime in power. Government “death squads” have, throughout history, routinely hunted down and murdered not just individuals … [Read more...] about Question for anti-gun protesters: When the government death squads come for your loved ones, how will you stop them?