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benzodiazepines


A new report tabled in Victorian Parliament has highlighted misuse of pharmaceuticals as the leading cause of drug-induced deaths in Australia The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform, Road and Community Safety …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Cannabis for paediatric epilepsy: challenges and conundrums Evidence for its efficacy in treating epilepsy is limited but growing, with …

Ben Basger takes a look at anxiety and its treatment Do you often feel anxious? Do you worry about everything all the time? Has this been going on for months? …

Australians seeking relief from low back pain are being urged not to use benzodiazepines as part of their treatment Choosing Wisely Australia has released five new recommendations around pain management, …

Misuse of pharmaceuticals is now responsible for more deaths than illegal drugs, new data show A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: …

Drug-induced deaths are at their highest rate since the late ’90s, new data from the ABS shows – but the profile of such deaths is very different “There were 1,808 …

New research has revealed the hidden killer behind the prescription opioid epidemic New research published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre found Australians may opt for secrecy rather …

A pharmacist was threatened with a “Samurai sword” in a western Sydney pharmacy robbery yesterday At around 3.15pm, a man entered the Centre Pharmacy at South Strathfield and demanded drugs …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and the risk of hip fracture There is strong evidence that both BNZ and Z-drugs are associated with an …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Stability of repackaged dabigatran etexilate capsules in dose administration aids Removal of dabigatran (Pradaxa) capsules from their original packaging is not …

Benzodiazepines are prescribed for anxiety, but can cause more problems than they solve, argues Ben O’Mara Ben O’Mara, Adjunct Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology Benzodiazepines (such as Valium and Xanax) …

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease Use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs has been associated with a 20% increased risk of stroke among persons …