Tag: benzodiazepines and the elderly

25% of Older Adults Prescribed Benzos Go On to Long-Term Use

From Scienmag: "On average, the patients were 78 years old when they received their first benzodiazepine prescription — an advanced age for use of the...

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.