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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5304945/Urgent-review-launched-prescription-pills.html Ministers have launched an urgent review into the growing crisis of prescription drug addiction, in a victory for the Daily Mail. The Mail, backed by charities and MPs, has been campaigning for almost a year for the Government to recognise the scale of the crisis. Public health minister Steve Brine last night admitted prescription drug addiction was becoming a 'big issue' – and said he wants to stop it turning into the 'huge problem' seen in countries such as the US. His review will also look into antidepressants, now relied on by one in ten Britons.Although not addictive, these drugs can cause crippling withdrawal effects to those coming off them.