Xanax, Valium in Pregnancy May Raise Miscarriage Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2023 -- A class of sedatives called benzodiazepines, which include meds like Ativan, Valium and Xanax, could be linked to higher odds for miscarriage if taken during pregnancy, new research finds.The findings held even after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take Xanax and Valium are at least 40 percent MORE likely to miscarry, new research suggests
Researchers from Taiwan found women prescribed benzodiazepines - used to treat anxiety and depression were up tp 70 percent more likely to miscarry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simultaneous detection of residual diazepam, ketamine, nimetazepam, and xylazine by high-performance liquid chromatography: application in drug-spiked beverages for forensic investigation - Teoh WK, Mohamed Sadiq NS, Saisahas K, Phoncai A, Kunalan V, Md Muslim NZ, Limbut W, Abdullah AFL, Chang KH.
Drug facilitated crimes (DFCs) involve the incapacitation of a victim due to the administration of a single drug or a combination of drugs. Traditionally, biological samples are collected from a victim and analysed to provide evidence of drug administratio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

I took my first pill at 13
I came from a broken family, and in that brokenness, we made a significant move from Louisiana to Dallas, Texas, when I was nine years old. My life was entirely different. My stepdad insisted that I was going to play soccer, which wasn't a good sport for me because I didn't have a confrontational…#dallas #valium #mississippi #oklahoma #arkansas #claremore #rhondabear (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Stories Show the Human Toll of Poland ’ s Strict Abortion Laws
This project was supported by the Pulitzer Center [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Krzysztof Sowinski has cried every day since his wife Marta, who was five months pregnant, died of sepsis in 2022; he believes doctors put Marta’s life in danger by not giving them the option to terminate the pregnancy while the fetus’ heart was still beating. Janusz Kucharski also lost his partner Justyna to sepsis in the fifth month of a pregnancy. She left behind two boys. It is likely, reproductive-rights advocates say, that these women would be alive if not for Poland’s increasingly restrictive abort...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Pamula Tags: Uncategorized abortion Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Changed Life for People Terrified of Needles
From the moment COVID-19 reached pandemic designation, Joe McDougall had nightmares. Not, like others, about the potential path of the virus, but about the seemingly inevitable moment at which he’d be asked—or held down and forced—to receive a vaccine. McDougall, now 39, is terrified of needles and a global pandemic meant that for the first time since adolescence, he might not be able to avoid them.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Of all of the challenges facing mass COVID-19 vaccination, fear of needles is one of the least acknowledged by public-health campaigns. Even what we know ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Aquestive Therapeutics Receives FDA Acceptance Of New Drug Application (NDA) For Libervant (Diazepam) Buccal Film In Pediatric Patients And Assignment Of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Date
FDA Acceptance of Libervant™ (diazepam) Buccal Film NDA for treatment of seizure clusters in patients between two and five years of age Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target goal date set for April 28, 2024 WARREN, N.J., Sept.... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 11, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What patients — and doctors — should know about ‘benzo’ withdrawal
There is little awareness about the consequences of withdrawing from long-term use or high doses of Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan and Valium. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon Goldman Source Type: news

Study Finds Xanax, Valium Associated With Brain Injury, Suicide
About 30 million Americans are taking benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin- about 12.5% of the adult population. Doctors and psychiatrists have prescribed these drugs for decades to treat anxiety. But a new study reveals…#xanax #alexisritvo #mph #bind #christyhuff #oxycontin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now is an'ideal' time for young people to start building wealth, says investing expert
I'm still thinking about a financial tweet I saw on New Year's Eve. It shows a screengrab from a TikTok picturing a young, smiling woman, whose username is cropped out. The superimposed text reads, "When the market falls at the same time you decide to invest, so you're buying shares cheaper and…#tiktok #newyeareve #tiktoker #samstovall #valium #worldwarii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It ’s Like to Live With Stiff Person Syndrome
twIn an emotional social-media video posted Dec. 8, singer Celine Dion informed fans that she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called stiff person syndrome. A diagnosis wasn’t easy or straightforward. “I’ve been dealing with problems with my health for a long time…we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms that I’ve been having,” said Dion, who is 54. Here’s what to know about the condition and what it feels like. What is stiff person syndrome? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, stiff person syndrome has...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth
TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 -- Teenagers and young adults who use benzodiazepines to treat insomnia may be at heightened risk of overdose, a new study finds. Benzodiazepines include anxiety medications like Ativan, Klonopin, Valium and Xanax, as well as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diazepam Nasal Spray Effective in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Diazepam Nasal Spray Effective in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
The findings of the analysis should be encouraging to physicians who may view patients with LGS as not benefiting from treatment.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 25, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Aquestive Therapeutics Receives FDA Tentative Approval for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film
Libervant provided tentative approval from the FDA for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity Libervant U.S. Market Access currently subject to the expiration of Valtoco® orphan drug market... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - August 31, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Letter on Patient's Fatal Overdose May Curb Benzodiazepine Prescribing
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians who received a letter from a medical examiner notifying them of a recent patient's fatal overdose prescribed fewer benzodiazepines, a secondary analysis of clinical trial data showed. Daily 2-mg diazepam pill equivalents... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 22, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news