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Quackery on the NHS

I was going to do a bit on the NHS and homeopathy, but Nick got there ahead. All I can add to his comments is – at a cost of £3067 per patient one would have thought that they could have been given at least something worth having.


  1. SaltedSlug says:

    Hey, those are some good sugar pills, right there.

  2. Nick M says:

    Oh and that average cost is 1/7 of the cost of a year’s Herceptin which in proper clinical trials has demonstrated a considerable capacity to reduce the re-occurence of certain forms of breast cancer.

  3. Sam Duncan says:

    But if you only bought 1/7 of a year’s supply, it would work better, don’t you see?

    I wonder how much this stuff costs.

  4. Nick M says:

    Oh, top marks for that Sam!

  5. Leg-Iron says:

    How can it cost three grand per patient to give them a drink of water? Tesco sell bottled water at 17p for two litres and it contains as much effective component as any homeopathic remedy.

    Oh, wait, I just thought of a business plan. Must nip down to Tesco and stock up before everyone else cottons on.

  6. Nick M says:

    Don’t you dare Leg-Iron! You’re a proper scientist.

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