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Health Secretary Alan Johnson urges the NHS to consider fluoridating tap water in areas with poor dental health to help prevent tooth decay and reduce health inequalities.

The Government launches a national campaign to remind doctors of the problem of antibiotic resistance and to make clear to patients that antibiotics will not get rid of the common cold.

New guidance encouraging the NHS to work jointly with the pharmaceutical industry to improve patient care is welcomed by health minister Dawn Primarolo.




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