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[Sunday Independent] Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs nudge one million mark. (21 Oct 2007)

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Tranquilliser usage amongst Ireland's medical card holders is continuing to rise, with prescriptions for the addictive anti-anxiety drugs now approaching one million a year. Latest figures from the Health Service Executive (HSE) show that a total of 963,152 scripts for the three leading tranquillisers were issued to GMS patients in 2006, up 63,918 from 2004. They also rose by 60,000 between 2002 and 2004. The statistics come from the GMS Payments Board, which tracks the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs

Item Type:News
Source:Sunday Independent
Date:21 October 2007
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Drugs and alcohol substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use

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