• Benzodiazepine prescriptions increased among Swedish youth

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Between 2006 and 2013, the prevalence rate of benzodiazepine dispensation among youth aged 24 years and younger increased by 22% in Sweden, data published in PLOS Medicine revealed.
    In addition, more than 75% of over 100,000 participants were dispensed other psychotropic medication simultaneously with a benzodiazepine, and 30% were prescribed benzodiazepines for longer than 6 months, according to the study.
    “Despite being scarce, studies on pediatric use raise a series of concerns, in particular related to inappropriate prescriptions, concurrent use of psychotropic drugs,
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