Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: benzodiazepine and the elderly

Warnings About Benzodiazepine Use in the Elderly Go Unheeded

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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

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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

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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.