Parliamentary question: prescription drugs

Paul Flynn asked the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to (a) tackle addiction to and (b) reduce deaths caused by prescription drugs. Jane Ellison replied that the UK Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Drug Misuse and Dependence are being updated by an expert group supported by Public Health England. DB Recovery News adds that repeated FoI questions failed to elicit confirmations of expert-group members’ pharma interests.