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Tranquillisers: More deadly than alcohol

ITV World in Action Trailer
October 17, 1994

Eighty million prescriptions for sleeping pills, anti-depressants and tranquillisers were issued in Britain last year. Tonight, World in Action reveals startling new evidence which suggests that these drugs impair judgment to such a degree that they are now responsible for more road deaths than alcohol.

Could the annual toll of 4,000 road deaths in Britain be reduced by new controls on the use of such medication?

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