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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...