Potentially addictive medicines 'being prescribed for years'

Hundreds of thousands of people are receiving prescriptions for potentially addictive medicines for longer than clinically recommended, a review by Public Health England has revealed.

by Chloe Harman
Long-term prescribing of dependence-forming medicines is widespread, a new report shows. | SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Long-term prescribing of dependence-forming medicines is widespread, a new report shows. | SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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