The BBC has today broadcast a program on BBC 5 Live which reports on the BMA’s call for a 24-hour national prescription drug helpline. CEP co-founder Dr. James Davies also contributed to the program, citing recent analysis which suggests that there are over 250,000 long-term benzodiazepine users. “Long-term use and withdrawal is a very serious public health issue that requires more attention than it is currently receiving,” he added.
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