See how we educate the public, professionals, legislators and the media about the impact of benzodiazepines.
An integral part of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition’s (BIC) outreach efforts includes awareness and education via many well-known media outlets and publications. Members of our Board of Directors, General Advisory Board, and Medical Advisory Board are frequently contacted for interview or commentary in various projects. BIC also maintains a close working relationship with the large benzodiazepine-affected community and we often serve as a vital bridge, connecting journalists and other media outlets with patients willing to share their stories in print or on film. Our numerous media contributions, to date, are detailed below. Contact us for any media inquiries.
Part of our impact includes outreach to professionals and the public about the potential harms of benzodiazepines taken as prescribed. We attend conferences, speak and have events to raise awareness.
Members of our coalition dedicate their time to research benzodiazepines and their potential for injury.
The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession
Maia Szalavitz, Vice
Seidman: An epidemic — and it’s not opioids
Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune
This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America
Maia Szalavitz, Vice
Dangers of rising benzo prescriptions raise alarms of next drug crisis
NBC News with Lester Holt
These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say
Christine Vestal, Pew Trusts
Talk Radio Europe July 11, 2011
Overprescribed Podcast with Dr. Christy Huff
Overprescribed with Mika Pollack
A Quiet Drug Problem Among the Elderly
Paula Span, New York Times
With benzos, a doctor discovers ease of dependency, ordeal of withdrawal
M.J. Tidwell, Daily Hampshire Gazette
Cause-of-death finding bolsters cover-up claim in Fremont County jail inmate’s death
Lance Benzel, The Gazette
Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication
Teresa Carr, Consumer Reports
I Tried to Get Off Ativan
Harriet Brown, Vice
A New Patient-Initiated Coalition Battles Benzos
Allen Frances, M.D., Rehabs.com