Addiction to Ativan – British TV documentary from 1988

Documentary on addiction to Ativan.  Roger Cook confronts boss of drug company on golf course and is threatened with death.  Says “good” when accused of creating thousands of drug “addicts”  in the UK.  And almost 30 years later the drug is still prescribed widely in many countries.  There is nothing right about this situation.

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4 Responses to Addiction to Ativan – British TV documentary from 1988

  1. Rae Paterson says:

    Just watched this, Fiona. It is a very scarey situation. Pity the program didn’t go further and interview people like you more than 2 years down the track and still suffering. Luckily there are a few people, including doctors, who are prepared to believe now what you and others are telling them.

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  2. fhfrench says:

    Hi Rae. I think the truth about benzodiazepines has been known for decades both by Governments and by the medical profession. What makes me angry is that those two bodies failed to protect patients even after the dangers were known. It is not surprising that pharmaceutical companies put profits first, that is what big business does. Even the Government we don’t expect much from. But the profession, that is a different matter. It changes the whole relationship between doctor and patient. Making mistakes is one thing but wilful and widespread neglect is another matter altogether. As a sociologist I should have known better than to trust their “expertise”. Fiona xx

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  3. Rae Paterson says:

    Also I think they ” close ranks” to protect each other. They are scared of being sued. How are you today ( tonight !) ?

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  4. fhfrench says:

    I am okay. I am thinking of trying to get some sleep but not confident it will work. Tried it last night and it was no use. xx

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