Thursday, 2 January 2020

Private firms invited to run NHS services with cancer and kids treatments on sale

quote [ NHS cancer care and kids’ ­treatments are up for grabs in a stealth Tory sell-off, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.

Private firms are being invited to bid for chunks of our health service – in complete contrast to Boris Johnson ’s repeated election campaign denials.

Cardiology, gynaecology, paediatrics and oncology are among the services being offered to companies. ]

This will definitely help things. /s

Tory MP calls for social care insurance for 'those who can afford it'
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knumbknutz said @ 10:10pm GMT on 2nd Jan [Score:1 Sad]
Meanwhile - in the U.S. of Capitalistic Utopia - Big Pharma celebrates new year by raising prices on over 250 drugs
Leading drug makers rang in the new year by once again raising list prices of their drugs—this time on more than 250 of them, according to an analysis reported by Reuters.

Data examined by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors found that major drug makers including Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and Sanofi SA, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Gilead Sciences Inc, and Biogen Inc hiked prices this week.

Big Pharma ushers in new year with price hikes on hundreds of drugs
The larger price tags applied to a range of medications, from blood thinners to cancer therapies and treatments for respiratory conditions, HIV, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
steele said @ 12:30am GMT on 3rd Jan
rylex said @ 3:20am GMT on 3rd Jan
im over guillotines. limited effecrive range.
all about tactical short range rifles these days....
steele said @ 3:26am GMT on 3rd Jan [Score:1 Good]
Have you considered the tactical guillotine?💁‍♂️😅
quaint said[1] @ 1:05pm GMT on 4th Jan
Hasn't this already been done?

The Labour Party did exactly this back in 2000.

steele said @ 1:33pm GMT on 4th Jan
That's what neoliberals like Blair do, yes.

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