Exploitation of the sick to undermine the SNP Government: Reporting Scotland’s dysfunctional health correspondence

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John Robertson
Exploitation of the sick to undermine the SNP Government: Reporting Scotland’s dysfunctional health correspondence

‘Two life-changing cystic fibrosis drugs are rejected for routine use by the NHS in Scotland because of their cost.’ At 6.30pm yesterday, the headline and the opening statement are simplified for tabloid impact, incomplete, and thus inaccurate. The drugs have not been rejected in an absolute sense at all, as the screen message implies, but only for routine use. The drugs have not been rejected because of their cost but because there was insufficient evidence of their effectiveness. The report…

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John Robertson
Exploitation of the sick to undermine the SNP Government: Reporting Scotland’s dysfunctional health correspondence