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Letters National prescription drug helpline

A national prescription drug line could help to assess the non-medical use of prescription drugs

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 16 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6084
  1. Ian Hamilton, lecturer
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. ian.hamilton{at}

The BMA’s call for a national helpline to support people with prescription drug addiction is welcome in raising concerns about the misuse of prescription drugs.1 Despite a lack of research on the misuse of prescription drugs in the UK we can get a glimpse of which drugs might …

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