The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence held an event on 11 May 2016 at Westminster to discuss evidence of the link between the rise in disability claimants and the record level of antidepressant prescribing. The video of the event can be seen below:
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Minutes from the meeting of the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence held in the House of Commons on 24 Nov 2015 are now available. These can we viewed via the Minutes section of this website.
The BMA Board of Science has released a report Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus which acknowledges how far the government, medical profession and research community need to go in order to properly address this major public health problem. Government prescription statistics reveal that prescriptions for tranquillisers, antidepressants and opiate-based […]
The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry created a briefing note for the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence, titled ‘The Harmful Effects of Overprescribing Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants and other Psychiatric Medications’. The briefing note can be downloaded here. Harry Shapiro, drug information and policy analyst, created a report on the harms associated with opioid dependency, titled ‘Opioid painkiller […]
The APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence was launched at a meeting held in the House of Lords on 30 June 2015. The APPG will be chaired by Paul Flynn MP, with David Tredinnick MP, Lord Patel of Bradford, Baroness Masham of Ilton and the Earl of Sandwich all elected as co-chairs. The Council for Evidence-based […]