Posts Tagged ‘benzodiazepines’

  • A Deadly Mix: Opioids and ‘Benzos’

    Prescriptions for benzodiazepines have soared in the past decade, causing an alarming rise in overdose deaths when the tranquilizers are taken with opioid painkillers, according to a new study by Stanford researchers. Benzodiazepine medication such as Xanax, Klonopin and Ativan …

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  • Drug Monitoring Database Significantly Reduced Inappropriate Prescriptions

    A prescription drug monitoring program in Canada dramatically reduced the number of inappropriate prescriptions for opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study found that PharmaNet, a prescription monitoring system…

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