ONS statistics: more benzo deaths

372 deaths from benzodiazepines + 258 from diazepam + 240 from tramadol.  ONS figures.

 

 

50 years on from the outset of iatrogenic tranquilliser addiction followed by massive over-prescribing of antidepressants, there are 16million benzo and z drug scripts a year and no withdrawal services and no compliance with the 1988 CSM 2-4 week prescribing guidelines and no effective action from professional organisations or the Department of Health.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33526166

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34120682

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/antipsychotic-drugs-may-be-used-as-chemical-cosh-to-control-behaviour

http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2015/jul/21/over-medication-learning-disabilities-infringes-human-rights

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/jul/21/learning-disabilities-medication-pbs