Suggest Alternatives to Avoid Dispensing Opioids and Benzodiazepines Together

New boxed warnings will highlight the dangers of using opioids with benzodiazepines...including respiratory depression and death.

The number of patients prescribed both an opioid and benzo has gone up by about 40% in the last 15 years...and overdose deaths linked to these combos have nearly tripled.

Expect more scrutiny of these MANY new MedGuides.

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