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Saturday 24th March 2018

Prescription Drugs Articles


Prescription drug addiction to be reviewed

24th January 2018

Public Health England is to launch a review into prescription drug addiction.

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Rise in drug prescriptions in England

8th July 2015

Reports reveal an extra 34.5 million drugs and other prescription items were given out in 2014.

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Call to tackle prescription addiction

20th December 2013

Group of MPs say up to 1.5m people could be addicted to prescription drugs.

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Doctors urged to change how medicine is prescribed

22nd July 2013

Doctors urged to change how medicine is prescribed to stop £300m of drugs waste each year.

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Physiotherapists to be allowed to prescribe medicines

24th July 2012

New legislation means physiotherapists and podiatrists will no longer need to refer patients back to a GP for prescriptions.

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What causes your headache?

3rd July 2012

Headaches can start for many reasons including prescription drug side effects.

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GPs making too many drug errors

2nd May 2012

GMC review says GPs are "making too many mistakes" when prescribing drugs.

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US sees sharp rise in opiate babies

1st May 2012

A medical study has found babies born in the US with symptoms of opiate withdrawal has risen threefold in the 10 years up to 2009.

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Up to a third of birth defects linked to prescribed drugs

30th April 2012

A review suggests up to a third of birth defects could be down to drugs prescribed to mum.

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Prescription drugs named in Whitney Houston's death

13th April 2012

It has been officially confirmed that prescrition drugs played a part in the death of Whitney Houston.

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