UK fears health crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs

UK fears health crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs

Malaysiakini - News·2019-09-10 15:01

More and more Britons are being prescribed potentially addictive medicines like sleeping pills, opioids and other painkillers, raising the risk of a drug crisis like the one in the United States, health officials in London said today.

In a government-commissioned report, researchers at Public Health England (PHE) said evidence showed that "since at least 10 years ago more people are being prescribed more of these medicines and often for longer".

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