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Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths globally

Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide from nearly 65 million cases, according to an AFP tally on Thursday based on official statistics. There have been 1,500,038 fatalities from 64,774,705 cases since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China in December. The worst affected region is Latin America and the Caribbean with […]

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Pharmacy service will save NHS £651 million

A research team from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and UCL evaluating a service delivered by pharmacists since 2011 have calculated it will save the English NHS around £651 million. They also show it will allow patients to enjoy around 278,700 more quality adjusted life years, a long term measure of disease burden used by […]

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One MILLION people paid too much for NHS prescriptions last year

One MILLION people paid too much for NHS prescriptions last year because they spent £8.80 every time instead of buying a ‘season ticket’ NHS figures revealed 1,042,098 paid full price for more than 12 prescriptions  Every prescription after the 13th is free with a £104 prepayment certificate  A Money Saving Expert investigation revealed rising numbers […]

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Nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors suffer chronic pain

A new report finds about one in three cancer survivors (34.6%) reported having chronic pain, representing nearly 5.4 million cancer survivors in the United States. The report, appearing as a Research Letter in JAMA Oncology, finds one in six survivors (16%), representing about 2.5 million people in the U.S., reported suffering from high impact chronic […]