Prescribed Drug Dependence APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To recognise, address and reduce the harm caused by prescribed drug dependence.

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Recent Documents related to Prescribed Drug Dependence

1. Drug or alcohol misuse or dependence: assessing fitness to drive
26/09/2019 - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
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Found: Drug or alcohol misuse or dependence: assessing fitness to drive - GOV

2. Prescribed medicines review: report
10/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Prescribed medicines review: report - GOV.UK

3. Prescribed medicines review: report
10/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines An evidence review Prescribed

4. Dependence on prescription medicines linked to deprivation
10/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Dependence on prescription medicines linked to deprivation - GOV

5. Advice on the anticonvulsant drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin
17/10/2018 - Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
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Found: issues around misuse of antiepileptics. Expert Opin Drug Sa f. 2013;12:647 Œ57. 5 Häkkinen M , Vuori E

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Prescribed Drug Dependence

1. Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021
17/05/2021 - Grand Committee

1: mortality and contributes to a significant number of drug-related deaths each year. Data provided by the National - Speech Link
2: the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence to draw attention to the scale and severity - Speech Link
3: of benzodiazepines in the illicit-drug-using and problematic-drug-using communities is prodigious. It - Speech Link

2. Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021
16/06/2021 - General Committees

1: Benzodiazepine medicines with specific uses may be prescribed by clinicians, but the matter before us today - Speech Link
2: Government, the police and other public bodies to tackle drug misuse, strengthen controls on dangerous substances - Speech Link

3. Prescription Drugs: Dependence
19/03/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: overdependence, often because they have been prescribed a particular medicine for too long a period. - Speech Link
2: Lords, I welcome this major review of prescription drug addiction. Does the Minister agree that the review - Speech Link
3: will look not only at the nature and causes of dependence on the drugs in scope, which include antidepressants - Speech Link

4. Misuse of Xanax
15/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: months ago, I was oblivious to the existence of the drug Xanax. It was only after I was contacted by a concerned - Speech Link

5. Cannabis
12/03/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has committed to reviewing the scheduling of - Speech Link
2: Schedule 1 and therefore defined as a dangerous drug with no—I underline no—medicinal value. Will the - Speech Link
3: medicinal value, which is why it is a Schedule 1 drug and subject to strict controls. I am very reluctant - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Prescribed Drug Dependence
1. Prescribed Industrial Diseases
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/03/2021
... if she will publish the decision-making process on the Health and Safety Executive's classification according to Enforcement Management Model of novel workplace diseases.

2. Prescribed Industrial Diseases
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/03/2021
... automatic and regular or initiated only by the instruction of the Chief Executive.

3. Prescribed Industrial Diseases: Coronavirus
asked by: Andy McDonald
23/03/2021
... what the 11 individual issues were that were raised with the Health and Safety Executive by its inspectors concerning the classification of covid-19 as significant rather than serious with regards to Enforcement Management Model; and what the HSE's response was to each of the issues raised.

4. Drug Seizures
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
13/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of class A drugs seized in the UK for each year since 2010.

5. Drug Seizures
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
13/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of class B drugs seized in the UK in each year since 2010.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Crisp Portrait
Lord Crisp
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
1 APPG Membership
Global Health
Lucy Powell Portrait
Lucy Powell
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central
Joined: 8th May 2019
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Officer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Stroud Portrait
Baroness Stroud
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Danny Kruger MP, House of Commons,

Public Enquiry Point:

Dr Anne Guy, Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry (CEP UK), Fairfields Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DR. Tel: 01256 351 023

Email: Dr.anneguy@prescribeddrug.org

Secretariat:

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry acts as the group's secretariat. http://cepuk.org/

Group's Website:

http://prescribeddrug.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
9 Oct 2020
Source
Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/10/2020 To : 08/10/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Sep 2019
Source
Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2019 To : 11/09/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Sep 2017
Source
Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2017 To : 11/09/2018
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Prescribed Drug Dependence APPG

Former APPG Officers
Oliver Letwin Portrait
Oliver Letwin
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for West Dorset
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Luciana Berger Portrait
Luciana Berger
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Flynn Portrait
Paul Flynn
Co-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newport West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 13th February 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Patel of Bradford Portrait
Lord Patel of Bradford
Co-Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
David Tredinnick Portrait
David Tredinnick
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Bosworth
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships