BIC is Five!

BIC is Five!

Today, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition turned five. Looking back, I can’t believe how far we’ve come. Help us keep going. Celebrating Our Progress When I founded BIC in 2016, there wasn’t much out there. A lot…

Benzo Blunders: Braincast with “Pospo” and Professor Edward K. Silberman, on Benzodiazepines

Benzo Blunders: Braincast with “Pospo” and Professor Edward K. Silberman, on Benzodiazepines

Hosted by neuropsychiatrist Sotiris ”Pospo” Posporelis, this episode focused on benzodiazepines and featured Professor Edward K. Silberman. Knowing Dr. Silberman’s history, I was concerned that the podcast might result in spreading misinformation to prescribers and stigmatizing harmed patients. While the interview did get some important things right, my suspicions were ultimately confirmed. 

Benzo Blunders: “Do Prescription Sleeping Pills Actually Work?”

Benzo Blunders: “Do Prescription Sleeping Pills Actually Work?”

Emily Laurence’s recent article, Do Prescription Sleeping Pills Actually Work?, appeared May 31 in the online outlet Well + Good. While I’m glad to see someone ask the question, the piece ultimately misses the mark, as it fails to warn about the most common issues with sleeping pill (benzodiazepine and Z-drug) prescription. It also ignores the dearth of literature about risk/benefit and harm and confuses physical dependence with addiction.