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


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.