Daily Mail: the NHS must help blameless victims of prescribed drug dependence

As part of their support for the campaign for a national helpline, the Daily Mail yesterday published a two page spread in the Good Health section which included the story of Pamela Wilson, a former law courts executive officer, who became dependent on painkillers for 27 years.

Dr Max Pemberton, a regular columnist, also describes how he has seen first hand the misery caused by benzodiazepine dependence.

Dr Pemberton writes: ‘With only a handful of organisations and local charities offering these innocent victims any help, the Mail is campaigning for a 24-hour national helpline to support them. It’s the very least the NHS — which helped create these addicts — could do.’

Both articles can be read here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4419540/Painkillers-sore-neck-robbed-27-years.html

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