Too Many Hooked On Prescription Drugs
As recently reported by the BBC, a Public Health England review has looked into the use of strong painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping tablets, revealing that they were being used by a quarter of adults every year.
Officials are now saying that such long-term use on such a large scale cannot be justified and is a sign of patients becoming dependent on these drugs.
NHS England has said that they have already made investment in talking therapies and social prescribing (ie exercise classes and arts-based activities) as these may be more appropriate alternatives.
PHE says that patients should not stop taking their drugs and instead they should talk to their GP who will be looking to review the medications prescribed and seeking alternative solutions.
To read the full BBC article please click here.
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