Valtoco (Diazepam Nasal Spray) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as a Seizure Rescue Treatment
SAN DIEGO, CA– January 13, 2020– Neurelis, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Plus Xanax, Valium: A Dangerous Mix
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Plus Xanax, Valium: A Dangerous Mix
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- People who regularly drink to excess are also likely to use benzodiazepines, a new study finds. These drugs -- like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Restoril... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a new study shows. Child and teenage ODs caused by these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children with epilepsy to have access to cannabis-based medicine
Treatment could reduce numbers of seizures by 40% Related items fromOnMedica Tougher restrictions on valproates Lorazepam no better than diazepam for child seizures One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Children need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine’ Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year
Doctors warn people cannot trust the authenticity of drugs bought from rogue online pharmacies or dealers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aquestive Therapeutics Completes Rolling Submission of New Drug Application (NDA) to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for Management of Seizure Clusters
WARREN, N.J., Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQST), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing differentiated products that meet patients’ unmet needs and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

'Street valium' deaths prompt public health warning
A drug that's 10 times more toxic than Valium and is often mixed with powerful opioids has killed at least five people this year in Ontario, and public health officials worry there may be more deaths. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

‘Sticky’ gene may help Valium calm nerves
NIH mouse study could prompt scientists to rethink how benzodiazepines work. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shisa7 is a GABAA receptor auxiliary subunit controlling benzodiazepine actions
The function and pharmacology of -aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABAARs) are of great physiological and clinical importance and have long been thought to be determined by the channel pore–forming subunits. We discovered that Shisa7, a single-passing transmembrane protein, localizes at GABAergic inhibitory synapses and interacts with GABAARs. Shisa7 controls receptor abundance at synapses and speeds up the channel deactivation kinetics. Shisa7 also potently enhances the action of diazepam, a classic benzodiazepine, on GABAARs. Genetic deletion of Shisa7 selectively impairs GABAergic transmission and diminishes t...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Han, W., Li, J., Pelkey, K. A., Pandey, S., Chen, X., Wang, Y.-X., Wu, K., Ge, L., Li, T., Castellano, D., Liu, C., Wu, L.-G., Petralia, R. S., Lynch, J. W., McBain, C. J., Lu, W. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Houston TX Man Sentenced to 27 Months for Shipping Misbranded Prescription Drugs to Oldham County
Dhaval Jerambhai Dholaria, Houston TX, zolpidem tartrate, Ambien, Schedule IV controlled substance, tramadol, opioid, diazepam, Valium, zolpidem tartrate, clonazepam, Klonopin, Soma, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Emergent lands $20M contract to develop chemical weapon antidote
Gaithersburg ’s Emergent BioSolutions Inc. just added another task to its ever-growing to-do list: Develop a device to stop seizures caused by chemical weapons. The company, which has two manufacturing sites in Baltimore, has secured about $20 million from the Department of Defense to design an auto-injector — a shot that can be given easily without medical training — to administer seizure drug diazepam, Emergent (NYSE: EBS) announced Thursday. The product would reverse the effects of nerve… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Dishing out more drugs won ’t stop the pain. Doctors need new tools | Ann Robinson
As a GP, I know opioids have their place. But we shouldn ’t be complacent about a US-style crisis happening in BritainGrowing concern about the prescription of drugs that cause dependence has been backed up by a recent report from Public Health England (PHE). The agencydiscovered that in 2017-18, 13% of adults in England received at least one prescription for opioids such as morphine or oxycodone (although this represented a slight downturn in prescribing after a long upward trend). Other drug classes were implicated too, with 25% of adults prescribed one or more of the following drugs: benzodiazepines (such as Valiu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Opioids GPs NHS Doctors Health Society Drugs policy Politics Science UK news Source Type: news

Houston, TX Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Misbranded Prescription Drugs to Oldham County
Dhaval Jerambhai Dholaria, Houston, Texas, zolpidem tartrate, Ambien, Oldham County, Kentucky, India, tramadol, diazepam, Valium, zolpidem tartrate, clonazepam, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote
The new CDC report finds that too few doctors are prescribing naloxone as recommended to patients taking high-dose opioids or opioids plus benzodiazepines (such as Valium and Xanax), or to those with a substance use disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium (diazepam) vs. Ambien (zolpidem)
Title: Valium (diazepam) vs. Ambien (zolpidem)Category: MedicationsCreated: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Makes Consumers Satisfied?
Dear Dr. Jeff: Our facility administrator has asked all the “providers” to participate in a chain-wide program to boost “consumer satisfaction.” Our medical team would be happy to participate in quality improvement projects. But most of us object to the paradigm where our patients become consumers of medical care and we become short order cooks in a medical fast food chain, selling drugs on demand while wearing smile buttons. Good care often requires saying “no” to antipsychotics used as sleeping pills, excessive opioids, siderails, antibiotics for foul-smelling urine, Valium prescriptio...
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr Jeff Source Type: news

The Rise of Intranasal Treatments in Epilepsy The Rise of Intranasal Treatments in Epilepsy
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with Dr R. Edward Hogan about the rationale, evidence, and promise behind nasal formulations of diazepam and midazolam.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Valium (diazepam) vs. midazolam
Title: Valium (diazepam) vs. midazolamCategory: MedicationsCreated: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Valium (diazepam)
Title: Cyclobenzaprine vs. Valium (diazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - June 6, 2019 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

How Some Generic Drugs Could Do More Harm Than Good
For the 16 years that Dr. Brian Westerberg, a Canadian surgeon, worked volunteer missions at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, scarcity was the norm. The patients usually exceeded the 1,500 allotted beds. Running water was once cut off when the debt-ridden hospital was unable to pay its bills. On some of his early trips, Westerberg even brought over drugs from Canada in order to treat patients. But as low-cost generics made in India and China became widely available through Uganda’s government and international aid agencies in the early 2000s, it seemed at first like the supply issue had been ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Eban Tags: Uncategorized generic drugs medication medicine Source Type: news

Doctors, Patients Struggle with Benzodiazepine Use
Along with Xanax, benzodiazepines include familiar brand names like the tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) and another anti-anxiety medication, Klonopin (clonazepam). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
When taken in early pregnancy, the anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepins raise the risk for a miscarriage in the first trimester by 11%, according to new research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hydroxyzine vs. Valium
Title: Hydroxyzine vs. ValiumCategory: MedicationsCreated: 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 6, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)
Title: Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - April 29, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Neurelis Announces Completion of Senior Management Team Buildout to Support the Anticipated Commercial Launch of VALTOCO(TM)
Neurelis' lead product candidate for seizures, VALTOCO™ (diazepam nasal spray), currently under FDA review Company's team members are all seasoned pharmaceutical industry executives with vast experience in CNS and epilepsy SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2019 -... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Neurology, Personnel Neurelis, VALTOCO, diazepam, epilepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When psychiatric medications are abruptly discontinued, withdrawal symptoms may be mistaken for relapse
Withdrawal symptoms following the practice of discontinuation, or abruptly “coming off,” of psychiatric drugs in randomized clinical trials may be mistaken for relapse and bolster the case for continued use of medication, according to two new studies by UCLA researchers published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.Principal investigatorDavid Cohen, professor of social welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said that clinical trials employing a drug discontinuation procedure had not previously been studied systematically.“For years, observers have asked whether people getting mor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can women trust the drugs only ever tested on men?
Valium was never originally tested on women. But in a 2016 study, Brazilian researchers revealed that the menstrual cycle may significantly alter Valium’s effectiveness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Fewer medicines diverted from legal supply chain to black market
MHRA figures focus on diversion of potentially dangerous prescription medicines diazepam, nitrazepam, temazepam zopiclone and zolpidem Related items fromOnMedica Millions of unapproved antibiotics being sold in India Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Health innovation hampered by drive for profit, report warns GP prescribing of opioids is still rising Medical cannabis should be made legal, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Huge rise in Americans taking anxiety drug Valium for PAIN amid crackdown on opioid prescriptions
Benzodiazepines have side effects that are eerily similar to opioids, including the potential for addiction and suppressed breathing. There is also little evidence they work as a good alternative for pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 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

Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors
U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee 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

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

Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar to diazepam but without the side effects
(Natural News) More than 500 million people suffer from anxiety worldwide. Because of this very alarming statistic, researchers are focusing on finding treatments for this condition. Natural products are good alternatives to anti-anxiety drugs because of their potency and safety. Researchers from Iran showed that rosemary, a commonly used medicinal plant, has potential use as a treatment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 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

Diazepam Film Shows Promise for Poor Seizure Control
(MedPage Today) -- Buccal film placed successfully during seizure clusters (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe
As Scotland launches its first drugs strategy for a decade, we speak to friends and family of "street valium" victims. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Trilobites: Lavender ’ s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Lavender Smells and Odors Anxiety and Stress Mice Research Brain Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Kashiwadani, Hideki Herbs Source Type: news