Opioids and benzodiazepines: The risk of death

Death from drug overdose has increased steadily in the past 20 years in the US, with a similar trend in Australia and across the developed world, with the increasing trend in drug overdoses connected to patterns of increased opioid prescribing (Park et al. 2015). Opioids and benzodiazepines are widely prescribed, and co-prescribed despite concomitant use […]