Medications

Overdose deaths from common sedatives have surged, new study finds

Headlines about America's worsening drug epidemic have focused on deaths from opioids—heroin and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin. But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study analyzes link between psychotropic drugs and homicide risk

A study analysing the Finnish homicide and prescription drug databases discovered that the use of certain drugs that affect the central nervous system are associated with an increased risk of committing a homicide. The greatest ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Despite risks, benzodiazepine use highest in older people

Prescription use of benzodiazepines—a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications—increases steadily with age, despite the known risks for older people, according to a comprehensive analysis of benzodiazepine ...

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