Category Archives: Problems of healthcare resource allocation

Med schools warn doctors of drug sales pitches

Medical schools in several states are boosting programs that teach doctors and students to challenge the sales pitches of drug companies and avoid being dazzled by them. more

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Psychologist Shortage Puts Mentally Ill Out on Street

Severely mentally ill people in Fairfax County whose families are trying to get them emergency help are being released without receiving treatment — or even a hearing — because there are not enough independent psychologists to examine them. more

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A battle for children

Campaigners are warning thousands of disabled and terminally-ill children are waiting for vital equipment. They say NHS and government agencies are not supplying enough funding. more

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No tabloid laws on mentalo care

Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker said the Bill would turn the clock back 70 years in mental health legislation and was “unfit for purpose”. A desire to change the law was largely driven by Michael Stone’s 1998 conviction for the … Continue reading

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Mental health peril

It is not a question just of resources or laws but, as has been highlighted, the failure to identify people at risk when all the red alerts were in hindsight flashing. more

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Councils “face care problems”

Our priority has always been to support people to make sure they can live independently for longer, and with dignity. But this requires funding. more

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Need a dentist? Come to Croatia

With many questioning the future of mass tourism on the Adriatic Sea, the EU candidate country of 4.5 million has started promoting itself as a dental treatment destination. more

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What`s Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses

The larger threat posed by American medicine is that more and more of us are being drawn into the system not because of an epidemic of disease, but because of an epidemic of diagnoses. But the real problem with the … Continue reading

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Disabled children “need” a voice

Disabled children who do not live at home should have the right to an advocate who can speak on their behalf, according to the Children’s Society. more

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Mental health care “must improve”

“Sadly the government is happy with an administered chemical cosh of drugs for the alarming increases in the number of children suffering from mental illness. “Their draconian approach risks more sufferers not coming forward and risking their conditions deteriorating under … Continue reading

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