Tag: benzodiazepine and the elderly
Warnings About Benzodiazepine Use in the Elderly Go Unheeded
From Medscape: "Despite years of warnings about the hazards of prescribing benzodiazepines for the elderly, these drugs continue to be used at a higher...
Benzodiazepines Continue to be Prescribed Without Psychotherapy to Older Adults
Researchers call for shift toward proven alternatives like psychotherapy in face of continued evidence of safety risks of benzodiazepines.
Call to Action: Support a Bill for Informed Benzodiazepine Use
Massachusetts Bill HD 4554 needs to gain sufficient state representative support by Tuesday, March 1, 2016. This bill will put restrictions on the prescribing of benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine sleep aids, and will require that all patients be informed of the potential dangers of these drugs, specifically the dangers of long-term use.