UK Restricts, Stops IVF to Reduce Costs Despite Its Own Guidelines, Lottery Proposed

UK Restricts, Stops IVF to Reduce Costs Despite Its Own Guidelines, Lottery Proposed
Regions in the UK have reduced or eliminated In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to save costs. A Postal Lottery is being considered for infertile couples to determine who gets to try.  No one in the National Health Service (NHS) appears to be asking why so many UK couples are infertile. Another depopulation strategy? Rima E. Laibow, MD Fertility Network UK figures reveal many areas have stopped offering three cycles of IVF to couples trying to conceive, against government guidelines which recommend that women aged under 40 should be offered three cycles if they have been trying to conceive for two years, which means cost-cutting CCGs are defying advice set out by the government and the NHS’s own advisers.… Read the rest

National Health Services Docs May Face Jail Time over Big Pharma Gifts

National Health Services Docs May Face Jail Time over Big Pharma Gifts
Champagne Jacuzzis and all-expense paid trips for NHS officials—Courtesy of Big Pharma Advisory boards or bribery boards? UK National Health Service (NHS) doctors in trouble over Big Pharma ties In a world increasingly infiltrated by corporate money at every conceivable level, it’s safer to assume that someone somewhere has been paid off in any given situation. The greasing of palms and the bestowing of favors is of course an age-old tradition, and it’s probably not going away anytime soon, But every now and then the greed on the part of those receiving the bribes and the sloppiness of those giving the bribes just becomes too much for the public to stomach, despite the institutionalized nature of the practice.… Read the rest