Craig, of Langholm, had battled an addiction to Benzodiazepines
, such as Valium and Xanax, before he passed away on July 23.
There are more than a dozen types of benzodiazepines
, medications that affect a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA).
On logistic regression to control for parity, maternal status, and tobacco and benzodiazepine
use, prenatal marijuana exposure more than doubled the risk of prematurity (odds ratio, 2.35; 95% confidence interval, 1.3-4.23); tobacco and benzodiazepines
did not increase the risk.
are one of the most commonly prescribed medication classes worldwide.
Summary: Washington (USA) Dec 17 (ANI): Turns out, a large number of people misuse benzodiazepines
to get relieved from tension without consulting their physicians.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines
may lead to long-term use among one in four older adults who receive them, according to new research.
The researchers found that 23.6 percent of patients received benzodiazepines
The drugs, known as benzodiazepines
or "benzos," have been prescribed to millions to calm nerves and promote a good night's rest, Pew's Stateline reports.
Moreover, the data collected in Spain reflect the high prevalence of benzodiazepines
in the population over 75 years, as this age group receives a higher rate of prescriptions (Bejarano-Romero et al., 2008) and thus, there is a higher inherent risk for benzodiazepine
abuse and dependence.
being available on prescription, they can enter the market through online "dark web" purchases or unregistered online pharmacies.
Luber noted that the formal randomized trial evidence base for SSRIs as first-line pharmacotherapy and benzodiazepines
as second-line is quite limited.