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…

Benzo Blunders: CTV News Montreal “Why people shouldn’t take benzos for long periods”

Benzo Blunders: CTV News Montreal “Why people shouldn’t take benzos for long periods”

Following the recent release of Radio-Canada Enquête’s Cauchemar Sur Ordonnance (Prescription Nightmare), a benzo exposé that featured two members of our medical advisory board—Nicole Lamberson, PA and Dr. Jim Wright—there has been an increase in the Canadian media about the potential harms of benzodiazepines. While we welcome accurate reporting on benzodiazepine risks and harms, we’ve encountered yet another “Benzo Blunder” that missed the mark. The one in question is a four-minute CTV segment entitled “Why people shouldn’t take benzos for long periods,” featuring Dr. Christopher Labos interviewed by host Mutsumi Takahashi. The misinformation within could put Canadian lives at risk. As is so unfortunately common, the terminology used may lead patients to erroneously believe that as long as they don’t abuse their benzodiazepine, they will be safe from harm. The piece also suggests that effective help is readily available if problems are experienced with benzodiazepines, which is, sadly, not always the case. 

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…