‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed — BBC article
Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction.
The review, which will take a year, will cover:
- sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z‑drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone)
- painkillers called opioids, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to treat epilepsy)
Article — BBC website