In 2017 we started our MedWatch Reporting Program. This ongoing program gives patients information to report their own benzodiazepine experiences to the FDA. So far it has been a success.
In September, 2020, the FDA finally took a look into this 60+ year prescribed patient pandemic, instituting a black box warning about abuse, misuse and addiction, along with warnings about the prescribed issues of dependence and withdrawal.
An example of the old vs new FDA black box warning for diazepam (Valium):