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Addiction to Medicine

Addiction to Medicine

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    "An investigation into the configuration and
    commissioning of treatment services to support
    those who develop problems with prescriptiononly
    or over-the-counter medicine"

    National Treatment Agency for the Treatment of Substance Misuse, May 2011 report.

    Summary:
    This report has been commissioned from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) by the Department of Health and covers England only. The NTA has no remit over clinical
    prescribing decisions by GPs or the regulation of pharmaceutical products. However, its oversight of national drug treatment provision and access to commissioners, practitioners and providers of addiction and recovery services make it well placed to investigate the potential extent of misuse of both prescription only-medicines (POM) and over-the-counter medicines (OTC), and
    the current availability of services to help people addicted to them.