Alison, Concerning the following: Quote: Anyone receiving a benzodiazepine prescription will receive written informed consent from their doctor stating the risks of taking this class of drugs. The consent form will ensure that patient’s understand that benzodiazepines and sleep aids can lead to physical dependence, and in some cases, addiction. The consent form will also specify that long-term use is contraindicated. The above sounds like the symptoms of going off hydrocodone. The above statement doesn’t nearly describe the horrific side effects that are listed in the Ashton Manual. I did have one doctor tell me the drug was additive but I assumed it was additive like hydrocodone. I’ve gotten off hydrocodone after a surgery. Never in my life would I have thought it would cause the symptoms in the Ashton Manual which I experience. Is there any way the above statement can include a more specific list of side effects??? Or is that included in the Bill?