More Overdose Deaths From Anxiety Drugs

More Overdose Deaths From Anxiety Drugs
More Overdose Deaths From Anxiety Drugs

Anxiety Drugs Overdose — A new study suggests that anti-anxiety medications now are playing an outsize role in overdose deaths. Benzodiazepines — like Valium and Xanax that are used to treat anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia — were involved in 6,973 overdose deaths in 2013, or about 30% of the 22,767 prescription drug overdoses that year. Via New York Times. Posted February 25, 2016.

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