GPs should start collecting anonymous data on patients they suspect or know to be hooked on prescription drugs, a group of MPs has found.
There is a lack of data on misuse and supply of prescription drugs for non-medicinal purposes and the spread and scale of the problem needs to be established, the Home Affairs Select Committee said.
Further efforts to tackle "doctor-shopping", when addicts visiting multiple practices to request specific drugs, are also needed, the MPs said.
More top news
Top temperatures only reaching 7 Celsius (45 F).
Drone have become a major issue in British prisons, the technology used to smuggle items with an estimated value of up to £1.2 million.
"Africa is very important for the United States."