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£500m… the shameful cost of pills patients should never have been given: As damning new research shows the NHS wastes a fortune on medication every year, a devastating investigation into a scandal wrecking so many lives

“… new research … reveals the terrible cost of the drug-dependency crisis not only on the individual, but also on NHS finances. Damning figures show that in England alone, nearly £570 million-worth of the drugs are given annually to patients…
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Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

This book has been written by psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin. The publishers say: “This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to…
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Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal

This book has been written by D E Foster: “Do you suffer from anxiety or insomnia? Have you ever taken Xanax to help? What about Klonopin, Ativan, or Valium? Perhaps Ambien or Lunesta? Over 36 million people in the U.S. take…
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‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’

“The main sufferers of prescription-medication withdrawal are white women over the age of 45. We know how to put people on these drugs, we just don’t know how to get them off.” Dr. David Healy, professor of psychiatry, Bangor University….
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