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BMA calls for national prescription drug helpline

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5725 (Published 25 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5725
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The UK government should set up a national helpline to support people with prescription drug addiction, the BMA has said.

The need for a nationwide telephone advice service is one of three recommendations that have been identified by the BMA, charities, patient groups, and medical bodies as part of a new effort to tackle prescription drug dependence.1 …

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