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Independents' Day

Dan Maddox

  • Brexit delaying calls to regulate physician associates

    Dan Maddox's comment 03 Dec 2016 10:01am

    A mind more logical than Hunt's would have considered the regulation of physician associates BEFORE he committed funds to train them and the NHS to using them. Hunt is a dangerous meddler; a worshipper of all things American. Having such an intellectual lightweight in charge of the nation's health has been an utter disaster for the medical profession, and patients.

  • 3,000 pharmacy closures could be 'disaster' for GPs

    Dan Maddox's comment 24 May 2016 8:39am

    What's the betting that the government consulted Boots (a company registered offshore), before it made this announcement.

  • NICE dramatically reduces drug options for low back pain

    Dan Maddox's comment 24 Mar 2016 4:17pm

    "Only offer paracetamol second line, and in combination with a ‘weak’ opioid like codeine". Huh? Not so long ago the government was telling us that the paracetamol/codeine combination was useless for LBP.

  • Do I have to refer a patient for homeopathy?

    Dan Maddox's comment 23 Mar 2016 11:50am

    I support the comment Guy Chapman (23 Mar 2016 10:26am). It is reasoned and logical. For homeopathic believers to hysterically attack him in this section is remarkable in what is supposed to be a professional journal.

  • Continuing to fund homeopathy is irresponsible

    Dan Maddox's comment 24 Nov 2015 1:23pm

    The belief in homeopathy is like dolphin worship. You know the sort of thing, where a pub raises funds to send a kid off to Florida. The frightened kid is put in a pool with a dolphin, and as dolphins are supernatural beings (whales as well), the contact with the mammal dramatically relieves symptoms. Readers of Pulse are supposed to be members of the medical community, yet when the subject of homeopathy is aired, we get a barrage of comments which any kid studying O Level chemistry could debunk. Modern medicine is a science, and the workings of the homeopathic religion should be confined to homeopathic churches, not NHS funded surgeries or hospitals.