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The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.
Binge drinking has reached crisis levels in Britain, health experts say, costing the cash-strapped National Health Service 2.7 billion pounds ($4.4 billion) a year, including the cost of hospital admissions related to booze-fueled violence and longer-term health problems.
Drug maker Novartis is taking legal action in Britain to make state-run hospitals use an eye drug that costs about 700 pounds ($1,130) per shot instead of a cheaper one that costs 60 pounds ($97).
Britain's health minister was angrily heckled Monday over health care reforms that the government says will improve efficiency but opponents claim threaten the foundation of the country's state-funded health care service.
Officials have stark advice for Londoners planning to stay home this summer and deal with some 11 million visitors attending the Olympic Games.
Britain's health ministry says a review has found no evidence to recommend the routine removal of PIP breast implants for the estimated 40,000 women in the U.K. who have them.
Britain said Friday that a review of the risk from potentially faulty French-made breast implants has found no link with cancer and no evidence to recommend their routine removal from 40,000 women in the U.K.
Germany is recommending that women who have potentially faulty French-made breast implants get them removed as a precautionary measure.
European health authorities issued widely different recommendations Friday in dealing with potentially faulty French-made breast implants, with Germany and the Czech Republic following France in recommending their removal, while Britain insisted there isn't enough evidence to suggest they should be taken out in all cases.