Friday Quiz: The E.U.'s Biggest (Legal) Drug Consumers (February 17, 2006)
Which nation consumes more prescription psychotropic drugs--Britain, France or Germany?
The per capita consumption in France of anxiolytic, hypnotic, antidepressant, and neuroleptic drugs is about three times greater than in Germany or Britain: 11% of adults in France take psychotropic drugs at least once a week and for at least six months. A national survey has shown that one in seven prescriptions include at least one psychotropic drug and that 83% of such prescriptions are made out by general practitioners.
France tackles psychotropic drug problem
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