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

From HealthExec:

In fact, lonely older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and 2.5 times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, according to the study, which analyzed data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project. Taking these medications can have many risks for older patients, including impaired attention, falls and other accidents, cognitive impairment and drug dependency.

Read Lonely older adults take more high-risk medications HERE