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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Boo hiss

Diabetes inhaler rejected for NHS

down with NICE and their warped views of what is "more effective" treatment. Lets make them all stab themselves in the leg 7 times a day, then see if they think an inhaler might be "more effective" in allowing people to lead normal lives!

it costs £1,100 per person per year for the inhaled insulin.

I can't find the costs for the insulin pens most diabetics use, but I doubt it can be much less than a grand a year. I found a number of articles saying the pens were more expensive than the old syringes, but we changed over to those quickly enough. something to do with quality of life, infection risks, injection site complications, public acceptance and individual management 7 control!

Lets hope they are a bit more lenient with the proposed patches that the Gov't has spent money helping a firm in Swansea develop. they won't be available for a while yet though:-(

6 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:10:00 pm, Blogger Aginoth said…

    Penny Pinching Bastards...

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 10:37:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    that sucks. I'm sorry to hear it.

     
  • At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:46:00 pm, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    It's just outrageous! Stupidity reigns!!! They need to get a grip!

     
  • At Friday, April 21, 2006 12:51:00 am, Anonymous smiffkins said…

    i work with an severly autistic teenager who is diabetic. let them try giving him insulin injections then they might change their minds.

     
  • At Friday, April 21, 2006 3:05:00 pm, Blogger Bill said…

    Although drugs are not covered by Canada's medicare we have similar problems.

    eg...

    Testing for sleep disorders medically should be done over three days. The Ontario Government will only finance one day of testing, so Physicians are forced to work a degree of error into the equation when they determine the severity of your sleep disorder. So as they are to err on the side of harm to the patient, many people that do not have sleep disorders are labelled as having them , and treated for it. The treatment is more expensive than another two days of testing. Is this fiscally responsible?

    Who do they hire to make these decisions?

    http://www.funny-games.biz/pictures/monkey/angrymonkey.jpg

     
  • At Friday, April 21, 2006 3:05:00 pm, Blogger Bill said…

    Although drugs are not covered by Canada's medicare we have similar problems.

    eg...

    Testing for sleep disorders medically should be done over three days. The Ontario Government will only finance one day of testing, so Physicians are forced to work a degree of error into the equation when they determine the severity of your sleep disorder. So as they are to err on the side of harm to the patient, many people that do not have sleep disorders are labelled as having them , and treated for it. The treatment is more expensive than another two days of testing. Is this fiscally responsible?

    Who do they hire to make these decisions?

    http://www.funny-games.biz/pictures/monkey/angrymonkey.jpg

     

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