Poor People in Dublin Prescribed Drugs

According to an article, "GPs 'fob off poor with sedatives,' (in PDF)" (Link removed - No longer exists) people in the poorer areas of Dublin are more likely to be prescribed potentially addictive sedatives to cope with daily life than those in richer areas. Patients in poorer areas of town are routinely prescribed benzodiazepines - a group of drugs that includes Valium that are used to treat anxiety and insomnia - instead of being referred to social or mental health services.