The Government's drug rationing watchdog says "therapeutic" injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known.
Obama and democRATs are happy to force failed socialist utopian ideas on American people.
I love the acronym though:
Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.
A government agency - National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence - with an acronym that is spelled "NICE" wants people to suffer excruciating pain. How NICE!
The NHS currently issues more than 60,000 treatments of steroid injections every year. NICE said in its guidance it wants to cut this to just 3,000 treatments a year, a move which would save the NHS £33 million.
Obama is promising us that his nationalized ObamaCare will cost less. This is how: Less care = less cost. Low quality care = lower cost. How come no one thought about it before. Obama is a genius!
The NICE guidelines admit that evidence was limited for many back pain treatments, including those it recommended. Where scientific proof was lacking, advice was instead taken from its expert group. But specialists are furious that while the group included practitioners of alternative therapies, there was no one with expertise in conventional pain relief medicine to argue against a decision to significantly restrict its use.
Standard government operating procedure: Pick your own experts to produce the conclusions you want. We know who Obama's experts are... Look at his czars. Folks you will not only live in agonizing pain but your government will convince you that is the best thing for you. Socialism has a way of making you special.