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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5304945/Urgent-review-launched-prescription-pills.html

 

Ministers have launched an urgent review into the growing crisis of prescription drug addiction, in a victory for the Daily Mail. The Mail, backed by charities and MPs, has been campaigning for almost a year for the Government to recognise the scale of the crisis. Public health minister Steve Brine last night admitted prescription drug addiction was becoming a 'big issue' – and said he wants to stop it turning into the 'huge problem' seen in countries such as the US.

 

His review will also look into antidepressants, now relied on by one in ten Britons.Although not addictive, these drugs can cause crippling withdrawal effects to those coming off them.

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Thanks for posting Distraut.

7 hours ago, Distraut said:

 antidepressants, now relied on by one in ten Britons.Although not addictive, these drugs can cause crippling withdrawal effects to those coming off them.

This sentence is ludicrous.

Its totally unacceptable to say not addictive but then mumble there are withdrawal effects.

I would guess millions have been completely hoodwinked by this cruel  pharma  tobacco company word definition game. I was.

Is it addictive. No.

And the enquiry stops there. Joe public will then not ask if there are withdrawal issues as it will now be assumed there aren’t.

And when you read up on some of these litigation cases do you  know who pharma get to defend them in court....tobacco company lawyers.

 

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More reporting on this review:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/24/prescription-drug-addiction-government-launches-investigation

 

The government has ordered an investigation into the growing problem of addiction to prescription drugs such as painkillers and medicines to treat anxiety and insomnia.

Steve Brine, the public health minister, has acted after it emerged that one in 11 (8.9%) patients treated by the NHS in England last year was given a drug that can induce dependency.

Fears about excessive prescription has also been boosted by the more than 100% rise in the number of antidepressants prescribed in England over the last decade and the fact that prescription of addictive medicines has increased by 3% over the last five years.

 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/prescription-drug-addiction-uk-review-health-department-jeremy-hunt-care-a8174706.html

 

The Government will launch a “landmark” review into the rising problem of prescription drug addiction in the UK and avoid repeating mistakes that led to the opioid epidemic in America, ministers have said.

 

Public Health England will lead the evaluation, with a broad remit spanning commonly prescribed medications for pain, anxiety, insomnia or depression, and report back in 2019.

 

The review will speak to patients and medical professionals as well review prescribing data for highly addictive pain medications, including opioids and epilepsy drug gabapentin, sleeping pills, and antidepressants – which, while not addictive, can also cause severe symptoms when they’re discontinued.

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12 hours ago, Distraut said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5304945/Urgent-review-launched-prescription-pills.html

 

Ministers have launched an urgent review into the growing crisis of prescription drug addiction, in a victory for the Daily Mail. The Mail, backed by charities and MPs, has been campaigning for almost a year for the Government to recognise the scale of the crisis. Public health minister Steve Brine last night admitted prescription drug addiction was becoming a 'big issue' – and said he wants to stop it turning into the 'huge problem' seen in countries such as the US.

 

His review will also look into antidepressants, now relied on by one in ten Britons.Although not addictive, these drugs can cause crippling withdrawal effects to those coming off them.

 

 

Look at the last few paragraphs ....as always we allow the 'experts ' to have the confusing final say:

 

Women are twice as likely to be on them as men, and overall prescriptions have doubled in a decade.
Experts say this is partly because people are better at seeking help, .....

 

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, of the Royal College of GPs, welcomed the review, saying: 'Many addictive medications, when prescribed and monitored correctly, and in line with clinical guidelines, can be very effective in treating a wide range of health conditions. But all drugs will have risks and potential side effects.'

 

Professor Wendy Burn, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, added: 'Addiction is a serious mental illness and the rising number of deaths by opioids make this review timely.' 



Experts say: Give us a break from pharma propaganda. 

Helen: Stop talking nonsense. Very clever deceptive response though. Very very clever. Oh yeah whats your deftn of addictive we know its different from Joe Citizens but you wouldn't tell them that would you.

Wendy is it ONLY the opioids that concern you ? Your answer is also very clever...lets blame the person. My uncle is addicted to cigarettes does that mean he has a mental illness! So Wendy I guess what you are saying is if you didn't have a Mental illness prior to taking an ad for whatever off-label reason you definitely have a mental illness now that you are on one. 

 

 

 

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