brcaDozens of common medical treatments and procedures routinely given to patients by doctors are effectively pointless, leading doctors have warned. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) said scores of treatments which can be given to patients for various ailments ranging from grazes to cancer frequently do little more or the same as doing nothing at all, while also potentially incurring side effects.

Source: NHS spends £2bn a year on ‘useless or harmful’ treatments, doctors warn

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