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Benzodiazepines might be a 'hidden element' of the US' overdose epidemic -- and doctor visits for pr

Updated: Nov 16, 2022


January 20, 2020

Doctors have been increasingly prescribing benzodiazepines, also known as "benzos," in recent years. Looking at data from 2014 to 2016, new research found this class of central nervous system depressants was prescribed at about 65.9 million office-based doctor visits. That's a rate of 27 annual visits per 100 adults.


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