Cheaper NHS narcotics ‘as safe and effective’

Image copyright Getty Images NHS patients switched to cheaper medicines are being told the cost-saving workout is not compromising care. The “better value” therapies, for conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers, are just as safe and effective, NHS Improvement says. 1 Hospitals that changed their prescribing saved the health service PS324m last financial year.…

Illegal skin-whitening cream sold in stores

Image caption YouTubers Mariam Omotunde and Arlene Dihoulou employed skin-lightening cream when they were younger, without knowing about the health repercussions High Street stores that were prosecuted for selling illegal skin-whitening creams are continuing to do so, the BBC has determined. Trading Criterion acknowledged “it’s a really big problem” and more could be done to…