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Jim Dobbin MP Obituary, The Guardian, 10 September 2014

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Tribute to Jim Dobbin MP from the Earl of Sandwich

As an active member of APPGITA, I had a great admiration for Jim and members of his family who worked alongside him.  He campaigned for many years in Parliament on the vital issue of prescribed drug addiction, a terrible and … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe – “When withdrawal is the hardest part” The dangers of long-term benzodiazepine use

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Deirdre Boyd – Tribute to Jim Dobbin MP

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Tribute to Jim Dobbin MP, Oldham Chronicle 9 September 2014

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BMJ – Long-term benzodiazepine use may cause up to a 50% increased risk of Alzheimer’s. “Unwarranted long term use of these drugs should be considered as a public health concern.”

Click here to read article email to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister 10 September 2014 Dear Jane Ellison, Following on from my email to you yesterday providing evidence that the coalition drug policy on addiction to medicines has failed with … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Question by Eric Ollerenshaw MP

4 Sep 2014 : Column 337W Prescription Drugs: Misuse Eric Ollerenshaw: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken since 2009 to review policy on addiction to prescription medication; and what the total identifiable … Continue reading

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Death of Jim Dobbin MP, Chair of APPGITA

Jim Dobbin MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, sadly died yesterday whilst on a parliamentary committee trip to Poland. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29100304

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Jim Dobbin MP reselected for 2015 election

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Response from Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister, 10 July 2014 to a letter from Jim Dobbin MP, 4 April 2014

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