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You would have to allege negligence against the drug companies (for either knowingly supplying a drug which damages the patient). The GP would usually say that a patient is not to take too many of a particular drug in case they become dependent - they would be in trouble with the medical council. The other difficulty with all this is the statute of limitations - for any injury it is usually a 3 period whereby a claimant must bring a claim to the court (issue a claim). If they are late then they need to give a good reason why they did not sue earlier.
Sorry this is not what you wanted to hear but my view is the prospect of successfully suing the drug companies would be slim to zero. They would also have a large budget to defend any claim made against them so the financial risks would be high if you were to lose against them.
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It's no problem and I am sorry the advice is more positive. The main hurdles are the time period and the fact you would be up against a large company - you could ask a law firm if they would consider taking it on (on a "no win no fee" basis) such as http://www.slatergordon.co.uk - it would not do any harm to enquire and if they see any merit they will likely offer to help.