Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: overprescription of benzos

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...

More Dangerous Than Opioids – Benzo Overprescription

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From The Lown Institute: Opioids aren't the only drug being dangerously overprescribed. The overprescription of benzodiazepines, a psychoactive drug with potentially excruciating side effects and...

Once Upon a Time in Withdrawal

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I’ve seen people put more research into how to cook a turkey at Christmas time than previous psychiatrists did for my health. From the DSM to the prescription pad, if it wasn’t there, it didn’t exist. It’s a very cut-and-dry, mix-and-match method to modern medicine that has harmed millions of people, and it nearly killed me.

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.