Tag: benzodiazepines

More Benzodiazepine Overdoses in EDs, but Fewer Patients Overall

In a year when emergency department visits dropped by almost 18%, visits for benzodiazepine overdoses did the opposite, according to a report from the Centers...

Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain?

Despite being widely prescribed, muscle relaxants are largely ineffective for low back pain, new research suggests. Results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis of...

Anticholinergics a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

Anticholinergic medication burden from antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychotropics has a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia, new research indicates. “The...

Serious, ‘Unexpected’ Adverse Events From Nasal Esketamine

Patients who receive esketamine for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) are at increased risk for serious and unexpected adverse events (AEs), new research suggests. Results showed that...

Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder

Naltrexone reduces the risk for hospitalization for alcohol use disorder (AUD), regardless of whether it is used alone or in conjunction with disulfiram or acamprosate,...

FDA Requiring Opioid Labels to Urge Naloxone Co-prescribing

In a long-anticipated policy change, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now require manufacturers of opioids to urge clinicians toco-prescribe the overdose antidote...