Dr Max Pemberton: kick this deadly addiction

“10s of thousands of people have become addicted to prescription medication such as painkillers and sleeping pills. For too long, the plight of these addicts was ignored by authorities. But now, thanks to a relentless 2-year campaign by the Mail, Public Health England has finally decided to act. With 1 in 4 adults prescribed potentially addictive drugs in the last year, we can only hope that it is not too late.”