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Say no to the market: Might as well say no to the weather

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:149
  1. L S Lewis, general practitioner (
  1. The Surgery, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TJ

    EDITOR—Godlee does not define market but exhorts us all to say no to it.1

    The market—a recognition that services, providers, consumers will all interact, and usually at a price—is as unavoidable as the weather. The NHS buys drugs largely from private companies, at considerable cost. NHS hospitals are built with …

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