Weekly Dose: Valium, the ‘safer choice’ that led to dependence and addiction

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Weekly Dose: Valium, the 'safer choice' that led to dependence and addictionMoira Sim, Edith Cowan UniversityValium is a brand name for diazepam, which belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Also included in this class are temazepam, oxazepam, nitrazepam, clonazepam, alprazolam, midazolam and flunitrazepam.Benzodiazepines remain among the most widely prescribed psychotropic medications – that

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