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‘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)
  • anti­de­pres­sants

Arti­cle — BBC website