1 in 4 Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Revealed: How one in four people is taking addictive prescription drugs – as action is finally taken to help patients who are hooked Mother of two became a drug addict after being given co-codamol for operation One in four adults were given potentially addictive pills in the past year alone Review calls for national helpline to help…

GPs are leaving thousands of patients in the dark about the crippling side effects of antidepressants as just one in five are told of the potential risks

Family doctors are leaving patients in the dark about the side effects of antidepressants, sedatives and other psychiatric treatments, experts have warned. Four in every five patients with mental health problems were not told the potential side effects of their medications, according to the charity Mind. The organisation’s annual survey, which asked 12,000 people about…