Medical News Today: What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differences between Valium and Xanax here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Xanax: Treatment for addiction rises sharply in children
Experts say young people are finding anti-anxiety drugs online with no idea of their strength. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
Title: Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn ’t take benzodiazepines—such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium—for safety reasons, the study revealed that primary care doctors are still prescribing them, a lot. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Lavender really is relaxing: The fragrant flower may be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs 
Researchers from Kagoshima University, Japan, found that mice show less signs of anxiety when they smell the fragrant flower, which could be used instead of Xanax and Valium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription opioid and benzodiazepine misuse linked with suicidal thoughts
(Wiley) Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) was associated with suicidal ideation in a study of US older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- People suffering from two common conditions -- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- may be increasing their risk for suicide if they take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long Term
Title: 1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long TermCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long Term
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Millions of elderly Americans are hooked on Xanax, study warns
A new study led by the University of Michigan has found that for every 10 extra days a prescription for benzos was written for, long-term use risk among older adults doubled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long Term
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- When older people use drugs like Valium or Xanax to calm anxiety or help them sleep, they run a high risk of becoming drug-dependent, new research suggests. In the study of almost 600 adults averaging 78 years of age,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teen abuse of Xanax is skyrocketing across America as Big Pharma's profits soar
(Natural News) Experts say that prescription drug abuse in adolescents has been dropping in recent years, but the number of young people who are addicted to Xanax and other benzodiazepines has actually been climbing alarmingly high in recent years. The Director of Adolescent Addiction Treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, Sharon Levy, said that the use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surge in teens abusing benzos may signal the next wave of addictions  
The opioid epidemic has drawn attention and action in the US, but in its wake prescriptions for drugs like Xanax are surging and a growing number of teens are getting hooked and overdosing, experts warn, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR, Niravam) Anti-Anxiety Drug
Title: alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR, Niravam) Anti-Anxiety DrugCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Xanax could be driving America's next drug epidemic
Opioid prescriptions peaked in 2012. But the rate of benzodiazepine prescriptions climbed 67 percent between 1996 and 2013 - up from 8.1 million to 13.5 million, Dr Anna Lembke of Stanford warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural alternatives to Xanax that alleviate anxiety without side effects
(Natural News) Anxiety affects millions of people every year, and anxiety disorders are considered to be the most prevalent of mental illnesses. Statistics show that in the United States, some 40 million adults grapple with an anxiety disorder every year — over 18 percent of the total adult population. It’s estimated that around 25 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter fails to take down Xanax adverts
Pfizer experts say the fake pills have been found to contain rat poison, insecticides and lead paint. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax WARNING: New prescription drugs craze is a deadly game of roulette
THE terrifying lottery facing thrill-seeking teenagers who buy the prescription drug Xanax online is today exposed by the Daily Express. Our investigation highlights the potentially deadly risk youngsters face when trying to obtain the highly addictive anti-anxiety medication for recreational use. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Genetic Test Could Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You
Depression is a complicated condition, and so are the people it affects. It’s often difficult — and can take months or even years — to find the right drugs to treat the heterogeneous mood disorder. But for decades, doctors have been treating depression essentially by prescribing a drug and hoping for the best. They rely on asking people about their family history of mental illness and fold in as much information as they can about symptoms. Since 2010, however, there has been a genetic test that can help doctors learn how a person’s genetic makeup can also affect their response to various antidepress...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain Depression healthy time Source Type: news

Outaouais teens abusing non-prescription Xanax they buy online
Teens in the Outaouais are increasingly consuming Xanax pills purchased online — a dangerous trend that's putting them at risk, the region's addiction prevention authority warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Xanax: Children as young as 11 taking anxiety drug
Children are "self-medicating" with an anxiety drug often sold to them by schoolmates, the BBC finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pharmacist drug dealers: This man sold us 60 Xanax tablets for £150
A Daily Mail investigation has uncovered evidence of chemists illegally selling highly addictive medication for cash without asking for prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Are Over-Prescribed In Patients On Benzodiazepines
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Doctors Warned About Prescribing Sedatives And Opioids
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Illegal Xanax tranquiliser craze is creating teenage 'zombies'
Xanax, a brand name of a class of drugs called benzodiazepine, is causing adolescents to suffer memory blackouts and personality changes. The medication is banned by the NHS, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentin vs. Xanax
Title: Gabapentin vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Stars including Eminem and Drake fueling illegal tranquiliser use
Benzodiazepine, a class of drug better known as the brand name Xanax, is banned by the NHS but available on prescription in the US, leading to border official seizing millions of the pills in recent years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk
Counterfeit Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flubromazolam: a potent designer benzodiazepine
Flubromazolam 3 out of 5 stars Flubromazolam — A new life-threatening designer benzodiazepine. Lukasik-Glebocka M et al. Clin Toxicol 2016;54:66-68. Abstract Last month, the Peoria (IL) Journal-Star reported that local police had seized samples of two rarely seen designer sedatives: flubromazolam (alleged street name “liquid Xanax“) and etizolam. This paper from Poland presents a case report of flubromazolam exposure. A 27-year-old male known to use psychotropic drugs was brought to hospital after being found unconscious at home. On arrival he was comatose with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3. On...
Source: The Poison Review - February 28, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical benzodiazepine analog designer drug etizolam flubromazolam liquid xanax sedative-hypnotic Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Looking Like America ’ s Next Drug Crisis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 -- 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. Known as benzodiazepines, overdose deaths involving these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lexapro vs. Xanax
Title: Lexapro vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Xanax made my daughter an aggressive zombie'
A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax misuse: doctors warn of 'emerging crisis' as UK sales rise
UK makes up 22% of global sales of the highly addictive anti-anxiety drug on the dark web‘My personality changed’: Johnny, 16, on Xanax addictionThe UK is the second-largest market for untraceable online sales of Xanax in the world, research has found, prompting warnings from doctors, MPs and youth workers of an “emerging crisis”.Data revealed to the Guardian shows that the UK accounts for 22% of all global trades of the highly addictive anti-anxiety medication on the dark web or darknet, the collective name for hidden and anonymised websites.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Health Drugs Pharmaceuticals industry Young people Anxiety Health policy Politics Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Another celebrity victim of Big Pharma: Autopsy report shows Tom Petty died of a prescription drug overdose
(Natural News) Rockstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has revealed. The Los Angeles County coroner determined in a report earlier this month that Petty, 66, was determined to have a variety of pain meds in his system at the time of his death, including fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illinois doctor traded drugs for sex and cash. He just pleaded guilty.
The first scheme that Constantino Perales ran involved some simple math. He'd provide a drug dealer with hundreds of oxycodone and Xanax pills and the man would pay the doctor $15 to $20 for every tablet he sold, according to federal prosecutors. The second scheme was even simpler, if baser. Perales would write prescriptions for the drugs; […]Related:The moral differences between pro- and anti-vaccine parents‘The Woebot will see you now’ — the rise of chatbot therapyA woman with a transplanted uterus just gave birth — a first for the U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Xanax works (video)
(American Chemical Society) Whether or not you have anxiety, you've probably heard of Xanax. But what's in this popular and widely prescribed drug, and how does it work? This new video from Reactions describes how Xanax works in the anxious brain: https://youtu.be/Kq6oNcd3d-U. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Checking into Rehab: An Interview with VH1 Addiction Counselor Bob Forrest
The gentleman on the other end of the telephone line has seen the best and worst of humanity and has soared and stumbled, struggled and survived. He emerged from the throes of addiction to claim a new identity; Rehab Bob. According to his website, “Bob Forrest lived a drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s as the frontman for Thelonious Monster. He was known as one of the worst junkies in Hollywood at the time. But after 24 stints in rehab, he finally got sober in 1996. Since then he has dedicated his life to becoming a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the u...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Celebrity Rehab Drug rehabilitation opiate addiction opioid crisis Source Type: news

Xanax vs. Valium
Title: Xanax vs. ValiumCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Buspirone vs. Xanax
Title: Buspirone vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Thought Diversity / Specialty Leaders
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Engage Therapeutics raises $23m Series A for epilepsy drug-device therapy
Summit, N.J.-based Engage Therapeutics said today that it closed a $23 million Series A round to fund a Phase IIb trial of its lead product, Staccato alprazolam. The round was led by TPG Biotech, Adage Capital Management and Lumira Capital. The drug-device product combines a hand-held inhaler technology, which is FDA-approved, with alprazolam, an FDA-approved benzodiazepine. If the FDA OKs the combination product, Engage Therapeutics said it would be the first of its kind indicated to rapidly stop seizure activity. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Engage Therapeutics ra...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Neurological Pharmaceuticals engagetherapeutics Source Type: news

Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
Title: Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news