Benzodiazepines in Canada: Is a Withdrawal Crisis Looming?

From Mad in Canada: Pills to calm down or to sleep can be found in the pharmacies of millions of Canadians. While these prescriptions are extremely popular, they are not necessarily safe in the long term. Benzodiazepines and Z-hypnotics have a high addictive potential and can cause serious side effects, including neurological disorders. With 20 percent of our population aged 65 and older using these medications chronically, experts are sounding the alarm about a public health crisis.

Investigation identifies the ravages of a remedy which, sometimes, causes more harm than good.

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