Hydroxyzine vs. Xanax
Title: Hydroxyzine vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UK Sales of Xanax and other Prescription Psychiatric Drugs Increasing via the Darknet
Sales of prescription psychiatric drugs such as Xanax and diazepam via darknet online drug markets have increased in the UK at an alarming rate, according to new research by the University of Kent and King's College London. The findings validate concerns that non-medical prescription drug use (NMPDU) is becoming increasingly common in the UK and that policy makers need to act to address this issue. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Illegal Xanax and fake versions linked to at least 200 deaths in UK
Xanax and counterfeited versions of the anxiety drug have been linked to at least 204 deaths in the UK since 2015, such as that of 20-year-old Essex student Kyle Remzi, who died in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Xanax' linked to more than 200 deaths
Counterfeit Xanax bars with a street value of more than £1m have been seized at the UK border since 2016. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an 'escalating crisis'
Northern Ireland's chief coroner speaks out over the rising number of deaths linked to the anti-anxiety drug. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of Valium and Xanax for pain rising in U.S.
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of people in the U.S. are taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax not just for anxiety or depression but also for chronic pain, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Benzos, Opioids and Z-Drugs: Deadly Combos
With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths on the Rise Benzodiazepines, a class of sedative narcotic drugs including Xanax and Valium used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other disorders and classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement ...
Source: Psych Central - January 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Suicide Source Type: news

Inside the Specialized ‘Recovery’ High Schools Designed Just for Teens With Addiction
SEATTLE — It’s the last class period of the day. The students lean back on couches and take turns describing the most important day of their lives: the day they became sober. For Marques Martinez, that date was Nov. 15, 2016. Until then, he had used OxyContin, Xanax and nearly every other drug he could get his hands on, he said. He had been suspended from school for selling drugs. “I knew what I was doing was bad,” he said. “But I didn’t think there was another way.” Two years ago, Martinez’s parents sent him to an in-patient treatment center and then enrolled him in this unu...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Source Type: news

Long-term use of benzodiazepine may lead to increased suicide risk
(Natural News) Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs, which include Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin, that are commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Unfortunately, these drugs have been associated with side effects such as increased suicide risk. This information is supported by a study recently published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, which showed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How benzos and Xanax culture propel the opioid crisis
Why have benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax been involved in a large number of Canadian opioid overdose deaths? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Front Burner Source Type: news

The common pill that's killing in the shadow of the opioid crisis
Benzodiazepines, a group of sedatives that include medications like Valium, Xanax and Ativan, have been prescribed for half a century. But when combined with opioids, the results can be lethal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Evidence Shows Abuse of Xanax, Valium on the Rise
The statistics also revealed that benzodiazepine use among adults is more than twice as high as previously reported, with nearly 13 percent using the drugs within the past year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show. The statistics also revealed that benzodiazepine use among adults is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Number of children needing treatment for addiction to anti-anxiety pills DOUBLED in a year
Under 18s hooked on benzodiazepines has doubled, figures from Public Health England show. The use of Xanax, unavailable  on the NHS, has increased by five-fold, available on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of children needing treatment for addiction to anti-anxiety pills DOUBLED in a year
Under 18s hooked on benzodiazepines has doubled, figures from Public Health England show. The use of Xanax, unavailable on the NHS, has increased by five-fold, available on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 27, 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 25, 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 8, 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 30, 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