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Patterns in outpatient benzodiazepine prescribing in the United States.

Agarwal SD, Landon BE. Patterns in Outpatient Benzodiazepine Prescribing in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(1):e187399. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7399.

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February 13, 2019
Agarwal SD, Landon BE. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(1):e187399.

This observational study based on surveillance data documents increasing rates of benzodiazepine prescribing in outpatient care over time. The rate of coprescription of benzodiazepines with opioids and other sedating medications has also increased, raising concerns for harm including overdose deaths and hospitalizations.

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Agarwal SD, Landon BE. Patterns in Outpatient Benzodiazepine Prescribing in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(1):e187399. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7399.