We are pleased to introduce a collaborative Benzodiazepine Action Work Group.
Some members of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition have joined with members of the University of Colorado, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, Schreiber Research Group, Benzo Wise Colorado, Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices, The Benzo Free Podcast, and other knowledgeable individuals, to form Colorado’s Benzodiazepine Action Work Group.
Co-chaired by Dr. Alexis Ritvo and Dr. Stephen Wright, with a mission of increasing benzodiazepine safety through education, patient support, and informed prescribing and deprescribing practices, our group is diligently working to prevent further patient harm and create meaningful resources for both patients and prescribers in Colorado.
We at Benzodiazepine Information Coalition understand that harmed patients outside of Colorado are also urgently in need of prescriber awareness about prescribing risks, safe deprescribing and appropriate medical support. We hope that this work group can ultimately serve as a model for other future potential groups worldwide.
In the coming months, the work group’s website will include the most current information on benzodiazepines and the latest updates of our progress.
To clarify, please know that Benzodiazepine Information Coalition is still a nonprofit independent of this work group, and is operating as usual. This work group is only one of our many projects. Donations may be made here to support BIC’s work.