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Goodbye to the U.K.’s National Health Service?

Britain may not have the world’s model medical service for long. NHS official Kailash Chand predicts the inexpensive and efficient nationalized system could be replaced by a largely privatized version involving worse “access, equity, health outcomes and cost” within five years.

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British Health Workers Feel the Pain

Amid a $31-billion budget crisis, thousands of British doctors and nurses will lose their jobs unless they agree to accept lower salaries, longer working hours and other conditions, according to a leaked document obtained by The Sunday Times.

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Profiteering Creates Drug Scarcity in U.K.

In order to profit from high exchange rates on the international market, British pharmacists and wholesalers have limited the amount of certain drugs being sold to the National Health Service. The action has resulted in a shortage that has endangered patients with life-threatening conditions and inconvenienced many others.

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World’s Biggest Employer: U.S. Department of Defense

On Monday, The Economist published an infographic showing, by millions of people hired, the world’s 10 biggest employers. The U.S. Department of Defense topped the list with 3.2 million employees.

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