Monthly Archives: July 2011

Email from John Perrott to Dr Iona Heath, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (28 July 2011)

Dear Dr Heath, I wish to say firstly that I am extremely surprised in your lack of professional etiquette in failing to acknowledge or reply to previous correspondence about iatrogenic tranquilliser addiction. Should I not receive a reply to this … Continue reading

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Letter from Debbie Abrahams, MP to Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health (28 July 2011)

Dear Ms Milton, Addiction to Benzodiaepines Thank you for your letter of 5th July 2011 regarding addiction to benzodiazepines. As you are aware, an investigation by Radio 4′s Face the Facts, which was broadcast on 27th July, revealed prescription numbers … Continue reading

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“Life addicted to prescription drugs”, BBC News Article (27 July 2011)

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14299501 Life addicted to prescription drugs By Katy Takatsuki Face the Facts, BBC Radio 4 More than a million people in the UK are estimated to be addicted to prescription drugs known as benzodiazepines. But with withdrawal symptoms similar … Continue reading

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Face the Facts, BBC Radio 4 – to be broadcast 12:30pm, Wednesday 27th July

Face the Facts: Prescribed Addiction 12:30pm, Wednesday 27th July The Public Health minister for England has told the BBC she will ‘act quickly’ to put services in place for addicts withdrawing from prescription tranquilliser drugs. An investigation by Radio 4’s … Continue reading

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Article in the Independent (26 July 2011)

“Professor who wrote Coalition health policy was paid by drugs firm” http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/professor-who-wrote-coalition-health-policy-was-paid-by-drugs-firm-2325928.html

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Benzodiazepine Articles on Addiction Today (20 July 2011)

www.addictiontoday.org/addictiontoday/2011/07/benzo-reports-2011.html www.addictiontoday.org/addictiontoday/2011/07/benzo-reports-2011-conflict-of-interests.html www.addictiontoday.org/addictiontoday/2011/07/iatrogenesis-and-our-benzodiazepine-secret.html

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Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, Vigilance & Risk Management of Medicines, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (16 July 2011)

Dear Dr Raine, Thank you for your email of 13 July 2011 and response to my enquiry. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction have adopted my report along Professor Ashton’s as the Group’s position with regard to … Continue reading

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Email from Dr June Raine, Vigilance & Risk Management of Medicines, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to John Perrott (13 July 2011)

Dear Mr Perrott Thank you for your email of 5 July 2011 following my previous response of 5 July relating to the content of the UK datasheet for Ativan compared with the information contained in datasheets provided in other countries … Continue reading

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Email from Jim Dobbin to Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health (11 July 2011)

Dear Andrew As Chairman of the APPG on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction I am writing to you regarding the recently published reports commissioned by the DoH and produced by the National Addiction Centre and the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. … Continue reading

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Letter from Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Debbie Abrahams, MP (05 July 2011)

Dear Debbie Thank you for your letter of 7 June to Andrew Lansley on behalf of a number of your constituents about benzodiazepines. I am replying as the Minister responsible for drug treatment policy. The national drug strategy sets a … Continue reading

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