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Green light for ban on prescription of ‘low value products’ on NHS

Fish oils, herbal remedies, homeopathic products, and warming muscle rubs on the list Related items fromOnMedica Gluten-free food CCGs ban routine prescription of some treatments NHS savings plan led to cuts of some ‘low-value’ treatments Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’
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Publication date: 1 February 2018 Source:Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 83 Author(s): S. Dinesh Kumar, K. Mohamed Abudhahir, N. Selvamurugan, S. Vimalraj, R. Murugesan, N. Srinivasan, A. Moorthi The improvisation of the treatment procedures for treating the various kind of bone defects such as, bone or dental trauma and for diseases such as osteoporosis, osteomyelitis etc., need the suitable and promising biomaterials with resemblance of bone components. Bioactive glass ceramic (BGC) has recently acquired great attention as the most promising biomaterials; hence it has been widely applied as a filler materia...
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Conclusion N. vomica ultra-high dilutions have normalized rectal temperature and prevented the abdominal writhing and loose stools in baker's yeast-induced fever model of rabbits. It could be due to antidotal activity of N. vomica ultra-high dilutions. Therefore, N. vomica ultra-high dilutions can be useful antipyretic agents and can treat conditions associated with gastrointestinal symptoms. However, fixed conclusion can't be asserted due to caveat of small sample size.
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Conclusions: The clinicians learnt to pay more attention to the cultural mindset of patients. The results are positive when dialogue, scientific expertise and effective therapies, as biological drugs, are there.
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NHS England - This paper outlines the findings of the public consultation in relation to the prescribing of 18 items considered to be of low clinical value. The paper also outlines the next steps following the findings of the consultation. Two evidence reviews on the effectiveness of homeopathy and lidocaine plasters accompany this report.ReportEvidence reviewsPress release
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NHS England has agreed plans to save an estimated £190m each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some over the counter products such as paracetamol.
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GPs should no longer prescribe 18 'low value treatments', including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy, and could face further restrictions on prescribing OTC medicines for self-limiting conditions in the new year, NHS England has said.
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g A Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyse whether dentists offer or recommend complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remedies in their clinical routine, and how effective these are rated by proponents and opponents. A second aim of this study was to give a profile of the dentists endorsing CAM. DESIGN: A prospective, explorative, anonymised cross-sectional survey was spread among practicing dentists in Germany via congresses, dental periodicals and online (n=250, 55% male, 45% female; mean age 49.1±11.4years). RESULTS: Of a set of 31 predefined CAM modalities, the denti...
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