In Germany are almost two million people to become addicted. Of the total of 1,96 million alone were Affected, 1.6 million are dependent on painkillers, according to the reply of the Federal government to a FDP request, which is the “image”-newspaper. For more 361.000 people are dependent on sleeping pills, and others are pills addicted to Stimulants.
show How the data are predominantly older men and younger women hooked on pills. 4.9 per cent of men over 60 years of age and 3.4 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 20 years are therefore dependent on painkillers. Among women between 40 and 49 years of age, this applies to 4.5 percent.
The medication misuse resulting economic costs estimates, the Federal government is relying on the Federal chamber of medical doctors of around 14 billion euros a year.
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called for The Opposition in the Bundestag calls for greater commitment in the fight against drugs dependence. “The government has neither an effective awareness – raising and prevention strategy, by attacks against the illicit production and trafficking of drugs”, writes, for example, the drug – policy spokesman of the FDP, Wieland schinnenburg, the “image”. Need a clear strategy against the abuse of licit and illicit drugs””.
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