5th August 2012 – Wales Online – Julia McWatt – When Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago, with a bottle of sleeping pills at her side, it marked the tragic end of one of the big screen’s greatest icons.
But five decades on and experts have warned the problem of prescription drug addiction continues to claim high profile deaths, as well as blighting lives throughout Wales.
Drug charities and services have recently reported a worrying rise in the number of people struggling with addiction to certain classes of prescription drugs, and have raised concerns about the lack of support available.
Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962, with a bottle of sleeping pills by her side.
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