The extent that health professionals suspect and address addiction to medicines in primary care: Findings from a survey in Northwest England.

@article{Bates2017TheET,
  title={The extent that health professionals suspect and address addiction to medicines in primary care: Findings from a survey in Northwest England.},
  author={Geoff Bates and Madeleine Cochrane and Adam J Mackridge},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          147-150
        }
}
Addiction to medicines available over the counter or via prescription is of growing international concern. The authors of the current article ran an online survey of health professionals in general medical practice and community pharmacy settings in Northwest England to explore the frequency of suspecting and responding to addiction to medicines. Health professionals reported frequently identifying addiction to medicines among patients including those with long-term pain, mental health problems… CONTINUE READING
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