Benzodiazepine Sedatives

Higher rates of mortality seen with benzodiazepine sedatives, study says

Continuous infusion benzodiazepines, a group of sedatives often used to treat intensive-care unit patients on ventilators, are linked to an increased likelihood of death compared to those who received propofol, a new study says.

Ambien among sleeping pills that increase risk of hip fracture, study suggests

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The class of sleeping medications thought to be safer for nursing home residents than traditional anti-anxiety drugs puts them at a 70% increased risk for hip fracture, a study found.

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