3 May 2023

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Local GP says “unacceptable” waiting lists driving increased codeine addiction

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Local GP says “unacceptable” waiting lists driving increased codeine addiction

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Unacceptably long waiting lists in our public health system are a major driving force behind a rise in codeine addiction.

That’s according to Ballygar GP Dr. Martin Daly, who’s been speaking to Galway Talks.

It comes as a national review is ongoing into the sale of codeine medicines over-the-counter.

Dr. Daly says many people are waiting years for treatment – and have no other choice but to rely heavily on codeine.

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