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Benzo Bulletin is a Benzodiazepine Information Coalition series highlighting some of the latest benzodiazepine-related information.

University of B.C. researchers have found that drivers on prescription pills such as opioids and anti-anxiety medication have a high risk of causing a car crash, and that the risk doesn’t decrease over time.

The study, which was published Monday in Lancet Public Health, say drivers prescribed sedating antipsychotics have a 35 per cent increased risk of causing a road collision, while people on commonly prescribed benzodiazepines like Valium or Xanax increase their risk by 25 to 30 per cent.

Read UBC study finds drivers on prescription drugs like benzodiazepines have higher risk of crashing HERE