Valtoco (Diazepam Nasal Spray) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Psychiatrists sound alarm over the thousands hooked on 'Valium on steroids'
MIRANDA LEVY: For more than five years, I'd had many pills thrown at me, from antidepressants to Valium. I had a hell of a time getting off Valium, which is well known for being addictive (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon County Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs
FDA OCI, Stefan Knoche, Lebanon PA, trafficking, counterfeit drugs, darknet, Viagra, Aurogra, Xanax, Levitra, Cialis, Valium, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Public Health England issues rare alert over illicit prescription drugs
Surge in tablets sold as benzodiazepines, used to treat anxiety or insomnia, linked to hospitalisations and deathsA surge in illicit prescription drugs that have been linked to hospitalisations and deaths in England has prompted health officials to issue a rare national alert.Public Health England (PHE)issued the alert to drug treatment services and healthcare providers about the availability of illicit tablets being sold as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and diazepam, which can be prescribed to treat anxiety or insomnia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent Tags: Drugs Health Society UK news Science NHS Source Type: news

Nigeria: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Skilled Workers - a Pilot Study
[The Conversation Africa] More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence shows that pharmaceutical opioids (tramadol, codeine, or morphine), barbiturates such as pentobarbital sodium, benzodiazepines (diazepam and alprazolam), and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drughelpnet - a Lifeline for Female Drug Users in the Midst of a Pandemic
[This Day] Abuja -Yemisi, a student in one of the more than 170 Nigerian universities, is pregnant and a drug user. As a result of the COVID-19 imposed lockdown, her university was closed and she had to go back home to stay with her family, a typically conservative Nigerian family, who are unaware of her drug use habit or that she is pregnant without being married. Yemisi, already five months pregnant, is yet to enroll in an antenatal programme and uses a cocktail of drugs (cannabis, codeine and diazepam) which are all harm (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neurelis Announces Rapid and Broad Payer Coverage of the Company's Flagship Product, VALTOCO(R) (Diazepam Nasal Spray)
More than 176 million lives in the U.S. now covered by payers/managed care/insurance plans within months of FDA approval of VALTOCO, the first and only nasal spray treatment of seizure clusters in patients 6 years of age and older Neurelis' patient assi... Biopharmaceuticals, Reimbursement Neurelis, VALTOCO, diazepam, epilepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- Taking benzodiazepines -- drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Halcion or Ativan -- to treat anxiety or insomnia before pregnancy boosts the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, new research suggests. Ectopic pregnancy is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
Use of drugs like Valium or Xanax before pregnancy may increase the risk for ectopic pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Diazepam Premedication in Primary Augmentation Mammoplasty Diazepam Premedication in Primary Augmentation Mammoplasty
What are the benefits and drawbacks of preoperative diazepam administration among patients undergoing primary augmentation mammoplasty?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Acute chloroquine poisoning: a comprehensive experimental toxicology assessment of the role of diazepam - Hughes DA.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Resurgence in the use of chloroquine as a putative treatment for COVID-19 has seen recent cases of fatal toxicity due to unintentional overdoses. Protocols for the management of poisoning recommend diazepam, although there are uncer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Understanding the link between nicotine use and misuse of 'benzos'
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Lately, misuse of prescription benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam or Xanax, and diazepam or Valium) has been linked to nicotine use. Evidence of how nicotine 'sets up' a craving for benzodiazepines -- often called 'benzos' -- in animal laboratory studies has been published in the open-access journal eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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