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Tranx Radio Programme Poster, BBC Radio 4 Face the Facts, July 27, 2011.
Letter from Barry Haslam to Chris Davies MEP, April 10, 2009.
APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 3, October 24, 2008.
Letter from Jim Dobbin to Ann Keen, Health Services Minister, October 14, 2008.
Tranquilliser Questions - Avoiding Answers (PDF), Colin Downes-Grainger, June 2, 2008.
Unanswered Benzo Questions, (Email to Dawn Primarolo), Ray Nimmo, May 30, 2008.
APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 2, March 25, 2008.
Letter from the Office of Nick Clegg MP to Barry Haslam, February 29, 2008.
APPG Manifesto on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, February 12, 2008.
APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 1, January 22, 2008.
Letter from Chris Davies MEP to Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, November 8, 2007.
Early Day Motion, No. 99, November 6, 2007, Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction.
Letter from Barry Haslam to Phil Woolas MP, October 10, 2007.
Professor C H Ashton's Reply to Health Minister Rosie Winterton, January 9, 2007.
Benzodiazepines: Problems & ? Solutions, Prof. C H Ashton, House of Commons, 7 Nov. 2006.
End the Addiction Advertisement published in The Independent on October 27, 2006.
The Benzodiazepines, Health Select Committee Submission, Michael Behan, August 30, 2004.
Influence of the Pharmaceutical industry, Mary Baker, Health Select Committee Submission, 2004 (PDF).
Benzodiazepines: The Skeleton in the Cupboard, Professor C H Ashton, April 23, 2004.
A Call for EU Guidelines on the Prescribing of Benzodiazepines, Barry Haslam, February, 2004.
Reply by Pam Armstrong (CITA) to Health Minister Rosie Winterton, February 17, 2004.
Reply by Professor C H Ashton to Health Minister Rosie Winterton, January 30, 2004.
Health Minister Rosie Winterton's letter to John Grogan MP, January 11, 2004.
Department of Health Submission and Correspondence, Professor C H Ashton, 2003-2004.
The Benzodiazepines, Home Office Submission, Michael Behan, July 26, 2003.
Beat The Benzos News Release, November 18, 2002.
Early Day Motion, Launched November 18, 2002.
Speech by Miss Caroline Moore, Solicitor of Taylor & Emmet, Sheffield, November 18, 2002.
Aims & Objectives, November 6, 2002 by Barry Haslam.
Benzodiazepine Tranquillisers & Hypnotics, Professor C Heather Ashton, October 2002.
Memorandum submitted by Barry Haslam, United Kingdom Parliament, prepared May, 22 2002.
Barry steps up prescription drugs fight, Oldham Chronicle, December 29, 2008.
Tranquilliser campaigner goes to top, Oldham Chronicle, August 21, 2008.
Minister failing to provide benzo facts - claim, Oldham Chronicle, May 30, 2008.
Davies in EU drug appeal, Oldham Chronicle, April 14, 2008.
Barry invites Health Minister, Oldham Chronicle, January 29, 2008.
MP's boost for Beat the Benzos campaign, Oldham Chronicle, January 10, 2008.
Drug campaigner quits Labour Party, Oldham Chronicle, October 22, 2007.
Take look at drug scheme, Hewitt urged, Oldham Chronicle, June 22, 2007.
Addict alert on new wave tranquillisers, Oldham Chronicle, May 14, 2007.
Barry scoops Man of Oldham award, Oldham Chronicle, May 4, 2007.
MPs 'too cowardly to hold inquiry', claims Haslam, Oldham Chronicle, April 27, 2007.
Haslam rejects official apology, Oldham Chronicle, March 26, 2007.
Tranquilliser problems 'swept under the carpet', Oldham Chronicle, March 26, 2007.
MPs in joint call over benzos, Oldham Chronicle, March 6, 2007.
Ad aims to win inquiry into drugs, Oldham Chronicle, Febuary 26, 2007.
Patients on drugs miss out on help, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, January 18, 2007.
Boffin backs benzos blast, Oldham Chronicle, January 12, 2007.
'Get tough' call on drug prescribing, Oldham Chronicle, November 8, 2006.
Progress for Barry in pills battle, Oldham Chronicle, July 29, 2005.
New hope on benzo support, Oldham Chronicle, April 5, 2005.
Benzo Barry asks Prime Minister to pay up, Oldham Chronicle, February 17, 2005.
MP closes in on the truth over benzos, Oldham Chronicle, November 29, 2004.
Tranquilliser withdrawal centre opens in Oldham, Oldham Chronicle, August 18, 2004.
MIND boss backs benzo inquiry, Oldham Chronicle, June 22, 2004.
Victory for Barry in anti-drug campaign, Oldham Chronicle, June 16, 2004.
Inspiring Barry, Oldham Chronicle, May 4, 2004.
Treatment plan for drugs goes national, Oldham Chronicle, April 26, 2004.
Oldham takes the lead to host Benzo conference, Oldham Chronicle, April 15, 2004.
Benzodiazepine Conference, Oldham, April 24, 2004.
Oldham unites to fight addictive drugs, Beat The Benzos News Release, April 13, 2004.
Campaigner demands details of benzo GPs, Oldham Chronicle, March 8, 2004.
Benzo addicts in vital drug study, Ormskirk Advertiser, March 3, 2004.
New campaign launched to help tranquilliser addicts, Oldham Advertiser, February 25, 2004.
Give us money to beat benzos, campaigner demands, Oldham Chronicle, February 12, 2004.
Cut down on tranquilliser prescriptions, GPs warned, The Guardian, February 11, 2004.
'Positive response' from benzo meeting, Oldham Chronicle, February 9, 2004.
GPs 'creating an army of junkies', Metro, London, February 6, 2004.
Ireland has highest tranquilliser drug use in EU, The Irish Examiner, February 6, 2004.
GPs 'Turning Millions into Prescription Drug Addicts, The Scotsman, February 5, 2004.
Brussels lobbied by drugs campaign, Oldham Evening Chronicle, February 4, 2004.
EU help sought to fight killer drugs, News Release, February 2, 2004.
£48,000 eases addiction pain, Oldham Chronicle, January 30, 2004.
Professor Heather Ashton's Reply to Health Minister Rosie Winterton, January 30, 2004.
Fury over minister's drugs plan, Oldham Chronicle, January 27, 2004.
Drugs goal in sight, Oldham Chronicle, September 30, 2003.
Addicts sought for drug battle, BBC News, August 4, 2003.
Prescription drugs addicts needed for legal fight, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, July 25, 2003.
Barry taking drugs case to Europe, Oldham Chronicle, June 12, 2003.
Valium to be ranked alongside morphine as 'danger drug', The Independent, April 20, 2003.
Twin pledge on 'benzo' drugs are 'stepping stones' - MP, Oldham Chronicle, April 8, 2003.
Breakthrough for 'Benzo' Campaign, Oldham Chronicle, April 7, 2003.
MPs call for tranquilliser crackdown, Edinburgh Evening News, November 23, 2002.
Interview with John Grogan MP, BBC 2 North of Westminster, November 17, 2002.
'Zombie Man' will talk to MPs, Scunthorpe Telegraph, November 15, 2002.
Letter of Support from Elliot Morley MP, November 14, 2002.
Invitation from John Grogan MP, November 6, 2002.
Beat The Benzos News Release, November 6, 2002 by Barry Haslam.
Early Day Motion No. 99, November 6, 2007: That this House congratulates the 'Beat the Benzos' campaign in highlighting the over-prescription of tranquilliser drugs including Ativan, Temazepam, Valium and Z drugs; supports their objectives in bringing about the full implementation of prescription guidelines by general practitioners; and calls on the Government to provide greater support services for involuntary and voluntary addicts of these drugs and to conduct a review of disability guidelines to ensure recognition of tranquilliser addiction.Early Day Motion, Launched November 18, 2002.
Early Day Motion Document in MS Word.
The 'Beat the Benzos' Parliamentary Reception and Early Day Motion Launch was held in the Terrace Marquee at the House of Commons on November 18, 2002.
Guest Speakers: Phil Woolas MP (Oldham East and Saddleworth), John Grogan MP (Selby), Sir Sydney Chapman MP (Chipping Barnet), Miss Caroline Moore, Solicitor.
The EDM expired November 2003 with 194 MPs' signatures
Barry Haslam, Sky News, February 10, 2004
TRANX (Oldham), Rock Street Resource Centre, Oldham, England UK meets on Mondays from 10:45am - 12:45pm. Phone Barry Haslam on 01457 876355.