We spend more on booze than we do tutus for dachshunds too. And?
Britain is spending twenty times as much on junk food as on cancer drugs, experts have said, amid calls for reform of NHS rationing to stop the sick being forced to “beg” for treatment.
A report by University College London calls for the introduction of a “more humane” approach to drug funding, warning that spending in the UK is lagging badly behind that of other countries.
Researchers said “Kafkaesque” systems of NHS rationing meant too many sick patients were forced to face long battles to secure treatment which could prolong their lives.
Junk food is my money being spent upon me. Cancer drugs are, with the NHS, my money being spent by bureaucrats on other people.
As St. Milt pointed out, these are rather different cases.
Britain spends less than 1 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)on pharmaceuticals, around half that of other major industrial nations, the report says, with just 0.1 per cent of GDP devoted to anti-cancer drugs. Meanwhile, up to 2 per cent of the UK’s GDP is spent on junk food, Prof Taylor said.
Who gets to be the Fat Controller who determines how much of GDP, how much of everything, gets spent upon what?