A cure for poor prescribing: Medical bodies challenge Barry’s comments
Last week’s column by the head of the state medicines watchdog, Professor Michael Barry, has sparked a vigorous debate among medical professionals on the issue of prescriptions
As reported by this newspaper, there has been a surge in the prescribing of opiates and painkillers among those with medical cards. One in ten people with medical cards were on benzodiazepines and/or Z drugs (sleeping tablets) – many for much longer than recommended.
We revealed a more than 1,000 per cent increase in the use of certain addictive painkillers in the last decade, with prescriptions for one drug (Pregabalin/Lyrica), dubbed the new Valium,...
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