An Open Letter: Cardiologist and Cancer Survivor Speaks Out on Dangers of Benzodiazepines, and Her Personal Withdrawal Story

An Open Letter: Cardiologist and Cancer Survivor Speaks Out on Dangers of Benzodiazepines, and Her Personal Withdrawal Story

October 13, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: I am a 40 year old cardiologist from the state of Texas, and I have been harmed by benzodiazepines.  I was prescribed Xanax 0.5 mg three times daily as needed by my primary care physician during a health crisis in August 2015...
British Medical Association Call to Action: Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action, Analysis Report

British Medical Association Call to Action: Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action, Analysis Report

The BMA has issued a document which details the agreed areas for action concerning benzodiazepines. These include: Calling for a national helpline for prescribed drug dependence Writing to NICE proposing a review of the effects of withdrawal from psychoactive...