new efforts to wean patients off benzodiazepines
You'll see new efforts to wean patients off benzodiazepines...due to increasing concerns about misuse and abuse.
Benzos DOUBLE the risk of car accidents, falls, and hip fractures in seniors...and increase COPD exacerbations.
Alprazolam is especially prone to misuse. Its fast onset causes a "high" that some people like. And its short duration leads to rebound anxiety and insomnia...so people think they need to keep taking it.