Misuse of prescription drugs

A legal way to obtain pleasure

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2337 (Published 16 April 2013)
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  1. Rhiannon England, general practitioner
  1. 1HMP Holloway, Pentonville Road, London N7, UK
  1. rhiannon.england{at}nhs.net

As a GP for more than 20 years, I was naive about the addictive potential and use of prescribed drugs; now, as a GP in Holloway prison, such misuse is obvious and shocking.

Most of Holloway’s inmates are young women, who …

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