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DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2011
Report Type: Short Report

This short report examines emergency department (ED) visits involving benzodiazepines, which are medications prescribed to relieve symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and seizures. It looks at the effect of combining benzodiazepines with opioid pain relievers or alcohol, both substances that also depress the central nervous system. The report quantifies the...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2010
Report Type: Short Report

This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits to examine the involvement of zolpidem in ED visits that are related to overmedication. Zolpidem is a medication used to treat insomnia. Overmedication may occur when a patient takes too much of their own medications (i.e., exceeds the prescribed...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2010
Report Type: Short Report

This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) short report shows the estimated number of emergency room visits involving buprenorphine between 2005 and 2011. Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence on heroin and narcotic pain medications. The report also shows buprenorphine-related visits broken out by non-medical use, adverse reactions and seeking detoxification...