Government launches landmark review into prescription drug addiction (Jan '18)
The growing problem of dependence and addiction to prescription drugs is set to form the basis of an independent review announced in January 2018 by the Government, as stark figures show one patient in eleven was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last year. Public Health Minister, Steve Brine, has commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to undertake a thorough evidence review along with recommendations on how to address it.
"Not in the script ..."
An article exploring various aspects related to prescribing and using opioid painkillers.
"Mind the Gap" - opioids and sleep problems
Dr Kirstie Anderson from the Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle, writes about the problems with sleep and patients on opioids (via SMMGP).