Weight of expectation
DIABETES and obesity are time-bombs at the centre of Britain’s health crisis. Patients with these conditions – often caused by an unhealthy lifestyle – cost the NHS billions.
But a new £73-a-time wonder diet drug, which helps to fight the conditions, is now being rolled out by the Health Service.
It should save the taxpayer money and ease the burden on the over- stretched NHS. However, getting a prescription should not be an excuse for patients to abrogate responsibility for their health.