Medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal

To review evidence for antidepressants, opioids for non-cancer pain, gabapentinoids (gabapentin and pregabalin), benzodiazepines, and Z-drugs (zopiclone, zaleplon, and zolpidem) – medicines linked to addiction risk – Public Health England did a rapid evidence assessment of articles, an open call-for-evidence on patient experience and analysed the NHS Business Services Authority prescription database for adults.