• FDA Orders Stronger Warnings on Benzodiazepines

    26 days ago - By Medscape

    The FDA wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the 'serious' risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications.
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  • FDA requires benzodiazepine labels to include addiction risks

    26 days ago - By Healio

    The FDA announced that manufacturers of benzodiazepines will be required to update their boxed warning to list the risks for abuse, addiction, misuse, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions associated with the drugs.
    “While benzodiazepines are important therapies for many Americans, they are also commonly abused and misused, often together with opioid pain relievers and other medicines, alcohol and illicit drugs,” FDA commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, MD, said in a press release.
    Benzodiazepines are an important treatment for patients with generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia,
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