“Health Commissioner Leana Wen will join other health directors across the country today in asking the federal government to require a ‘black box warning’ when prescribing opioids with a class of drugs called benzodiazepines,” reports the Baltimore Sun. “The health directors believe the combination of drugs are helping to drive the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses.”
MIA relies on the support of its readers to exist. Please consider a donation to help us provide news, essays, podcasts and continuing education courses that explore alternatives to the current paradigm of psychiatric care. Your tax-deductible donation will help build a community devoted to creating such change.