Monday, October 25, 2021

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  • This request for informed consent always surprises me because it should apply to all medical practices and all drugs anyway and should not be specific to BZs – it should already be standard practice by law across the board anyway.

    Prof. Ashton made a similar comment in her review of the paper titled “Benzodiazepines: Risks and benefits. A reconsideration” where she said: “This statement is trite and unnecessary since it applies, as stated, to all drug prescriptions and all interventions. It is presumptuous and insulting to doctors to remind them of this ethic which forms the very basis of the medical profession. It is patronising if it is meant to apply especially to benzodiazepine prescriptions.”

    The review can be seen here:
    http://www.benzo-case-japan.com/docs/Ashton_Review.pdf