Educating Physician Assistant Students about Benzodiazepines At Eastern Virginia Medical School

Educating Physician Assistant Students about Benzodiazepines At Eastern Virginia Medical School

We are grateful for the opportunity to educate about benzodiazepines at the Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Physician Assistant Program event! On February 15, 2024, Dr. Michael Bohan, a physician from our Medical Advisory Board, took…

Radio-Canada’s Enquête presents Cauchemar Sur Ordonnance

Radio-Canada’s Enquête presents Cauchemar Sur Ordonnance

About Radio-Canada’s Enquête presents Cauchemar Sur Ordonnance (Season 17, Epsiode 17) The latest episode’s title translates to Prescription Nightmare in French. It delves into benzodiazepine overprescription and its harmful consequences. In this episode, we hear from Nicole…

We need more support and doctors that understand the process of tapering

We need more support and doctors that understand the process of tapering

A content analysis of free-text responses to a questionnaire on discontinuing long-term benzodiazepine receptor agonist (BZRA) Use A group of researchers, including Benzodiazepine Information Coalition’s Medical Director, Dr. Christy Huff, along with Tom Lynch, Cristín…

The Maudsley Deprescribing Guidelines: Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Gabapentinoids and Z-drugs

The Maudsley Deprescribing Guidelines: Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Gabapentinoids and Z-drugs

The first edition of The Maudsley Deprescribing Guidelines: Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Gabapentinoids, and Z-drugs is now available!  Authored by Mark Horowitz, a Clinical Research Fellow and training psychiatrist with specialized knowledge in deprescribing, along with David Taylor, a Professor of…

Summarizing the World Health Organization’s 2023 Benzodiazepine Guidelines

Summarizing the World Health Organization’s 2023 Benzodiazepine Guidelines

On November 20, 2023, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2023 (Third Edition) Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guideline for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders introduced revised guidelines. The mhGAP guideline supports countries to…