First British women to have £1,000 'no-frills' IVF: Budget procedure inspired by Alka-Seltzer to be available within weeks

A ‘no-frills’ IVF treatment costing under £1,000 should be available to British women within weeks. The budget procedure, which was developed last year, economises on expensive drugs and incubators.  Instead, it uses a cheap test-tube set and a chemical reaction inspired by Alka-Seltzer hangover tablets.