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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

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

WATCH: Anxiety on the rise among Americans
A trending New York Times article suggests the United States has transformed from the "Prozac Nation" of the '90s to an anxiety-ridden Xanax nation today. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

11 middle-schoolers hospitalized after sharing Xanax
Eleven students at a middle school in Southern California, some as young as 11, were hospitalized Monday after taking prescription anti-anxiety pills, according to school officials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Is Ruining My Teeth
It shouldn’t have been a shock when my tooth broke off, but of course, it was. For months, my jaw and teeth have been in a constant state of clenching and grinding. Now, a molar had broken in half, pushed over the edge by one bite of a salted caramel cookie and a steady diet of political news-induced stress. Research shows that as much as 70 percent of bruxism (the medical term for jaw and tooth grinding) occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. For me, the issue started after November’s election, when, like millions of other Americans (or to be exact, 57 percent, according to the American Psychological Associ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers ill after taking prescription drug Xanax
Young people have been "deliberately risking their health", Wiltshire Police says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Medicines, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns. People with Alzheimer's disease are often given these drugs, called benzodiazepines, over the long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Title: Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Pain Relievers, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic medications, nearly 30 percent also involved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

This Prescription Drug Is Implicated In Almost A Third Of All Opioid Overdose Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

How to quickly release stress in less than five minutes
(Natural News) Our lives certainly aren’t getting any less stressful, and more and more people are stepping away from health damaging, addictive drugs like Xanax to calm their nerves, and are instead healing themselves through natural remedies. Reflexology or “zone therapy” is a natural treatment that has successfully been used since ancient times to fight pain,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For These Women, A Period Triggers A Living Hell
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For These Women, A Period Triggers A Living Hell
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations.   Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niravam (Alprazolam) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan vs. Xanax
Title: Ativan vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Garry Shandling Died Of A Blood Clot, According To Autopsy Report
Garry Shandling died from a blood clot, TMZ reported on Tuesday after it obtained a copy of the comedian’s autopsy report. The outlet said that Shandling also had Xanax, hydrocodone and oxycodone in his system at the time, attributed to a recent dentist surgery.  The 66-year-old died earlier this year on March 24. According to the report, Shandling had complained of leg pain and shortness of breath the day before his death. The Emmy-winning actor was best known for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” as well as his hilarious c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from Fentanyl Overdoses Double In A Single Year
Deaths involving the opioid painkiller fentanyl more than doubled in a single year in the United States, according to a new report. In 2014, 4,200 people in the U.S. died from overdoses involving fentanyl, up from 1,905 people in 2013, the report found. The rate of fentanyl deaths increased from 6 deaths per 1 million people to 13 deaths per 1 million people during that one-year period. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, used a new method to examine drug overdose deaths in the United States. Traditionally, government researchers have used spe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress Can Even Make The Dog Go Prematurely Gray
This study found that the use of such pressure wraps can markedly decrease heart rate in anxious dogs and also affect other behavioral measures of stress. Dog trainers and veterinarians suggest that physical activities ― like a game of fetch or a walk around the block―  can be a great stress reducer for dogs. They also suggest creating a safe zone ― an area in your house where the dog can escape high-stress events like thunderstorms or loud parties. Provide your dog with a favorite “security blanket” such as a toy and visit your dog often. If possible, stay with him until the high-stress ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alprazolam in fatal overdose following regulatory rescheduling: a response to Deacon et al - Lloyd B, Dwyer J, Bugeja L, Jamieson A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Doctors turning patients into drug addicts, admit too many patients addicted to tranquilizers
(NaturalNews) For the first time, a major British doctors' association has admitted that too many patients are being prescribed dangerous and addictive benzodiazepine tranquilizers, also known as "benzos."These benzos include Xanax, Restoril and diazepam – a generic drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fentanyl Presents Need for New Strategies for Combatting Opioid Abuse
In 2014, more Americans died of drug overdoses than any other year on record. There were more than 47,000 deaths, with roughly two-thirds of those deaths linked to opioids. This opioid epidemic includes synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which are responsible for the rise in death rates. Fentanyl analogs and carfentanil potent opioid receptor agonists can cause a toxidrome characterized by significant central nervous system and respiratory depression. Fentanyl has been implicated in multiple outbreak of poisonings.1 (See Figure 1, below.) Acetyl fentanyl, an analog similar to the Schedule II (i.e., a classification of dr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steven H. Linder, MD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax (Alprazolam) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 27, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA orders stronger warnings about risk of using opioid painkillers with certain antidepressants
The Food& Drug Administration is issuing strong new warnings that the combined use of opioid medications and benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety medications better known by such commercial names as Xanax and Ativan, can dangerously suppress breathing and cause coma or death.The drug safety... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

FDA orders stronger warnings about risk of using opioid painkillers with certain anti-anxiety drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is issuing strong new warnings that the combined use of opioid medications and benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety medications better known by such commercial names as Xanax and Ativan, can dangerously suppress breathing and cause coma or death.The drug safety... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives
Health officials are warning doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 -- Mixing prescription opioid painkillers with a class of drugs that includes popular sedatives such as Valium and Xanax can cause a fatal overdose, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The effect of chronic alprazolam intake on memory, attention, and psychomotor performance in healthy human male volunteers - Chowdhury ZS, Morshed MM, Shahriar M, Bhuiyan MA, Islam SM, Bin Sayeed MS.
Alprazolam is used as an anxiolytic drug for generalized anxiety disorder and it has been reported to produce sedation and anterograde amnesia. In the current study, we randomly divided 26 healthy male volunteers into two groups: one group taking alprazola... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Fake Xanax can be a killer
A new report says Xanax pills laced with the potent pain drug fentanyl were to blame for overdoses and death (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer
1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Xanax cut with potent pain med can be a killer
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News At least one death and eight hospitalizations in late 2015 were due to counterfeit Xanax tablets cut with a powerful and dangerous opiate, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Xanax Cut with Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer
1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 -- At least one San Francisco-area drug user died and eight more landed in the ER in late 2015 after taking counterfeit Xanax tablets that had been cut with a powerful and dangerous opiate, a new report shows. The nine people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Counterfeit Alprazolam Poses a'Major Public Health Threat'Counterfeit Alprazolam Poses a'Major Public Health Threat '
Counterfeit alprazolam tablets containing the highly potent opioid fentanyl have been behind a series of cases of central nervous system depression and death in California.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fentanyl: The dangers of this potent “ man-made ” opioid
As we watch the devastation of the opioid crisis escalate in a rising tide of deaths, a lesser known substance is frequently mentioned: fentanyl. Fentanyl’s relative obscurity was shattered with the well-publicized overdose death of pop star Prince. Previously used only as a pharmaceutical painkiller for crippling pain at the end of life or for surgical procedures, fentanyl is now making headlines as the drug responsible for a growing proportion of overdose deaths. So what is fentanyl and why is it so dangerous? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, meaning it is made in a laboratory but acts on the same receptors in the b...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Initiative Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Pain Management Prevention Source Type: news

Alprazolam use and related harm among opioid substitution treatment clients - 12 months follow up after regulatory rescheduling - Deacon RM, Nielsen S, Leung S, Rivas G, Cubitt T, Monds LA, Ezard N, Larance B, Lintzeris N.
BACKGROUND: Alprazolam, has been associated with disproportionate harms compared to other benzodiazepines, especially among people in opioid substitution treatment (OST). We examine the effect of the rescheduling of alprazolam in Australia, from Schedule 4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news