Benzo News

Daily Mail article – Prof Malcolm Lader places blame on GPs.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3915114/Why-250-000-lives-ruined-mother-s-little-helpers-Doctors-finally-admit-patients-hooked-tranquilisers.html

British Medical Association calls for a 24-hour helpline and specialist services across the UK.  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37716869

https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/policy-and-research/public-and-population-health/prescribed-drugs-dependence-and-withdrawal

Radio 5 Live broadcast an hour long programme on the subject of benzodiazepine dependence and the stories were harrowing indeed.  I spoke briefly in the late night programme in the second link provided below.   The relevant segment starts at 40 minutes into the programme and there is a further segment at 1 hour 40 minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zxrdb

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07zxrdj

Benzodiazepine Disaster – documentary by Shane Kenny, former radio presenter, Ireland

https://vimeo.com/188181193

UK TV Programme  features antidepressant side effects / withdrawal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ch68x

Luke Montagu awarded damages

http://cepuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Times-Magazine-18-July-2015-pdf.pdf

British Medical Association Board of Science report – October 2015

Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action

http://bmaopac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/exlibris/aleph/a21_1/apache_media/H6IB5G1BL8SX1KJ7VY4MCRCXVG6EV7.pdf

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