Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: anxiety drugs

Is Anti-Anxiety Medication the Next U.S. Drug Crisis?

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From NBC News: "Prescriptions have increased more than 60 percent in the last two decades and overdose deaths involving them have more than quadrupled...

Is Long-term Use of Benzodiazepines a Risk for Cancer?

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A large study of the population in Taiwan reveals that long-term use of benzodiazepine drugs, commonly prescribed for anxiety, significantly increases the risk for brain, colorectal, and lung cancers. The research, published open-access in the journal Medicine, also identifies the types of benzodiazepines that carry the greatest cancer risk.

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Increase with Overdose Deaths

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A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health calls for policy level interventions to reduce the use of benzodiazepines, drugs commonly prescribed...