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Xanax, Valium OD Deaths On Rise

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America is well aware of its opioid epidemic, but there’s a hidden crisis brewing with prescription sedatives such as Xanax and Valium, a new review warns. Dennis Thompson | HealthDay Known as benzodiazepines, overdose deaths involving these medications have increased exponentially over the past decade, in lockstep with a steady …

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Why are Opioids such an American problem?

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When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world. Owen Amos | BBC News For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That’s four times the rate in the UK. There are often good reasons for …

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