Betrayed by the doctors who turned us into DRUG ADDICTS: How a nation of patients became hooked on prescription pills


Fiona French’s story makes for shocking reading. For 40 years, the social scientist from Edinburgh was given repeat prescriptions for benzodiazepine drugs to treat her epilepsy. These tranquillisers, which include brands such as Xanax, Restoril and diazepam (formerly known as Valium), are commonly prescribed by GPs for pain, anxiety, sleeplessness or depression. They also have … Read more