Health headlines: Drug wastage, colon cancer lottery and nursing quality

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Drug wastage
Action is needed to stop the 'sheer madness' which is leading to millions of pounds being wasted on unused medicines, nurses say.
Drug wastage is costing the NHS millions


Colon cancer lottery
Overall fewer people are dying, but authorities are considering publishing surgeons' performance ratings to raise standards.
Experts concerned by variations in colon cancer death rates after surgery

Nursing quality
Some nurses do not look after patients properly and need to be weeded out, one of the profession's leaders has admitted.
Bad nurses must be rooted out, urges Royal College president

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