18 classes of health product are being de-funded by the NHS in the UK, including 7 that are blacklisted:
- Herbal treatments
- Omega-3 fatty acid compounds (fish oil)
- Rubefacients (excluding topical NSAIDS)
- Lutein and antioxidants
- Glucosamine and chondroitin
This is great news for consumers in the UK. Any state support of alternative health products helps to legitimise them, and that's dangerous.