The Scientific Indian

Magic magnets in NHS

Is NHS (UK’s National Health Service) turning into a wonderland? Magical magnets have been approved to screw the desperate – poor and elderly, usually, the ones who need proper treatment and not some wacko prescription.

The accountants at the Prescription Pricing Authority have decided that the “the magnets will save money on bandages and nurses’ time by healing the wounds.” I dare say they could save even more money by removing all effective treatments. -David Colquhoun at Improbable Science

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  1. #1 Gork
    June 25, 2007

    They can save even more money by forgoing those expensive metal magnets, since wooden magnets have proved to be just as good.

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