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An Approach to Evaluate the Effects of Concomitant Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines on Veteran Deaths and Suicides

An Approach to Evaluate the Effects of Concomitant Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines on Veteran Deaths and Suicides( )
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,
Health and Medicine Division,
Board on Health Care Services,
Committee on Developing a Protocol to Evaluate the Concomitant Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepine Medications and Veteran Deaths and Suicides,
ISBN:978-0-309-49599-8
Publication Date:Oct 2019
Publisher:National Academies Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

Opioid prescriptions for acute and chronic pain increased dramatically from the late 1990s into the current decade in both the civilian and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense treatment environments. Similarly, prescriptions for benzodiazepines also increased significantly for anxiety and insomnia. Combinations of opioid and benzodiazepines have proven fatal when taken concurrently, with research demonstrating this phenomenon for nearly 40 years. This issue...
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Book Details
Pages:110
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches



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