Nicely complementing the article on the culpability or otherwise of the MHRA, the Daily Sceptic's "In-house doctor" traces the history of how the NHS was, from the beginning, more or less designed to remove control from the patient and give it to "the authorities".
Since that time there have been many "reforms" along the way but none of them have ever been permitted to return any meaningful measure of control back to the patient. "The authorities know best" has been the unspoken rule throughout and "reforms" are always one-way toward more centralised control.
All attempts to suggest that "the authorities" might learn from alternative systems for the provision of "health care" around the world (or even just across the channel where France seems to do it better than the UK) have been accorded lip service, but nothing has come of it. But even other systems across the world still suffer from the medical monopoly of the big corporates - big pharma, big insurance, big government, big media.
And anyway, when did anybody ever originally fall ill through want of a pharmaceutical product?
So is it sensible that these corporates should have a monopoly on health cure provision?
In-house doctor reports - Highly recommended.