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benzodiazepines


A NSW doctor has had her registration cancelled for repeatedly prescribing large amounts of opioids and benzodiazepines to drug-seeking patients The GP, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has …

A Victorian coroner has said she hopes Real Time Prescription Monitoring will help prevent cases such as that of Milica “Mary” Minchev, who died from combined drug toxicity involving oxycodone, …

The US Food and Drug Administration is adding Boxed Warnings – its strongest warnings – to the drug labelling of all prescription opioid pain medicines, prescription opioid cough medicines, and …

A study examining the effectiveness of colour-graded pictogram labels has concluded that they don’t work to reduce medicine-related traffic crashes. The study, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, …

Weekly Dose: Valium, the ‘safer choice’ that led to dependence and addiction Moira Sim, Edith Cowan University Valium is a brand name for diazepam, which belongs to a group of …

Since alprazolam was rescheduled to S8, there has been a notable reduction in overall use and adverse events, a study published today has found. Interrupted Time Series Analysis of the …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest in research news relevant to pharmacists Benzodiazepines are Prescribed More Frequently to Patients Already at Risk for Benzodiazepine-Related Adverse Events in Primary Care A one-year …

The latest in research news, curated by Debbie Rigby Benzodiazepines are Prescribed More Frequently to Patients Already at Risk for Benzodiazepine-Related Adverse Events in Primary Care A one-year longitudinal cohort …

A Victorian coroner has called for a real-time prescription monitoring system to reduce pharmaceutical drug related harms and deaths following the death of a 47-year-old man who doctor shopped extensively …

The RACGP has created a new guide for GPs on prescribing benzodiazepines, focusing on patient-centred care, accountable prescribing and harm reduction – and called for a real-time prescription drug database. …