Working on past experiences, like when weight-loss drugs had to be withdrawn when they caused heart attacks for instance, what if a top earning drug designed to save lives actually had harmful side-effects such that the overall mortality rates showed little significant improvement? Just suppose the NHS was engulfed in an inertia of prescribing such drugs, whereas an inexpensive alternative was available that was more effective? How would this be regulated, if multiple drugs were commonly prescribed for instance? What could be done to correct the practice?
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