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Dentist promises sedation – GPs doll out uppers

Anorak Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Dentist promises sedation – GPs doll out uppersWhere America leads, the UK follows. Look out, then,. for a dentist advertising sedation. Rob Beschizza saw a sign of the times:



Driving near Pittsburgh, PA, my wife Heather noticed this excellent billboard featuring a woman saying “Scared of the dentist? No, I called and got SEDATED!”.



The chemical cosh is wielded with abandon. A Public Health England review at the end of March 2018 found that half of people prescribed strong painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping tablets had been on them for at least 12 months.

The numbers of people being fed these drugs are huge:



Nearly 12 million people took drugs such as antidepressants, sleeping pills and painkillers between 2017 and last year,



Worrying stuff.
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