Monthly Archives: August 2011

Letter from Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health to Debbie Abrahams, MP (25 August 2011)

Dear Debbie Thank you for your further letter of 28 July about addiction to benzodiazepines. This is an important issue and one that I am keen that we address.  The reports, which were commissioned by the Department of Health, reviewed … Continue reading

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Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Service Centre, Department of Health to John Perrott (23 August 2011)

Dear Mr Perrott Thank you for your emails of 4 August to Anne Milton and Andrew Lansley and for your email to me of 16 August about the addiction to medicine reports. Your emails to the Ministers have been forwarded to me to … Continue reading

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Letter from Debbie Abrahams, MP to Barry Haslam (23 August 2011)

Dear Mr Haslam Thank you for your recent e-mails of 31st July, 1st August, 7th August, 17th August, 18th August, 22nd August, 23rd August regarding addiction to prescribed benzodiazepines. I have tabled two written parliamentary questions on research into people affected by brain damage as a result … Continue reading

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Message from Jim Dobbin MP to APPGITA Supporters (21 August 2011)

I would like to thank all of those people who are supporting the APPGITA campaign particularly those who have come into the campaign in the last twelve months. Please continue to lobby your MPs, the Department of Health and the … Continue reading

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Email from John Perrott to Mary Heaton, Customer Service Centre, Department of Health (16 August 2011)

To Mary Heaton, Department of Health Dear Mary Heaton, I am writing regarding your responses to patients who have suffered as a result of negligent benzodiazepine prescribing and would remind you that many have endured prolonged suffering as a result. I would … Continue reading

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Transquiliser addicts need help: Labour MP Jim Dobbin (15 August 2011)

BBC News Report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14529628    

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Tranquilliser addicts need help, BBC NW Tonight (15 August 2011)

Video clip from BBC North West Tonight: http://www.benzo.org.uk/otranx.htm

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Example of complaint to the General Medical Council about a doctor ignoring the BNF guidelines on benzodiazepines

How to make a complaint to the General Medical Council Click here to view a copy of the findings

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Email from John Perrott to the General Medical Council (10 August 2011)

Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to complain that one of the authors of the National Addiction Centre report on addiction to prescribed medicine, Professor John Strang, had a conflict of interest in that he has a consultancy with Genus Pharmaceuticals who … Continue reading

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Letter from Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health to Jim Dobbin, MP (08 August 2011)

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