PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 10 September 2019 APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence welcomes groundbreaking report by Public Health England on prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (APPG-PDD) today welcomes the publication of a report by Public Health England which recognises for the first time the scale […]
The minutes from the last meeting are now available and can be found at this link: http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/APPG-Minutes-130619.pdf
The minutes for the APPG-PDD EGM held on the 27 March 2019 can now be found here: http://prescribeddrug.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/APPG-PDD-Minutes-EGM-27-03-19.pdf
The minutes and slides from the meeting of the APPG for PDD on 7 Feb can be found here: APPG-PDD minutes AGM 7-2-19 (see also PHE presentation to APPG-PDD 7-2-19)
Please follow this link to download minutes and slides from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence on 17 Oct 2018.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence today publishes two new pieces of research which indicate that many doctors and psychiatrists may be failing to warn patients about the potential risks of antidepressants, and subsequently fail to recognise withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, sources of NHS support for patients, such as NHS 111, were found […]
The Journal of Addictive Behaviors has today published a new systematic review which shows that antidepressant withdrawal is much more widespread, severe and long-lasting than indicated by current guidelines, with millions of antidepressant users in the U.K. potentially affected. ‘A Systematic Review into the Incidence, Severity and Duration of Antidepressant Withdrawal Effects: Are Guidelines Evidence-Based?’ was undertaken by Dr James Davies, […]
Please follow this link to download minutes and slides from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence on 6 June 2018.
Please use these links to download minutes and presentation slides from the meeting of the APPG held on the 24 January 2018: APPG-PDD minutes 24-01-18 Slides from presentation by Public Health England
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence welcomes Public Health England’s announcement today of an evidence review into prescribed drugs that may cause dependence and withdrawal. Prescribed drug dependence is a growing problem, with increasing numbers of prescriptions for addictive, psychoactive drugs being given to adults and children. These include benzodiazepines, antidepressants, z-drugs, […]