Monthly Archives: March 2012

Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary

a new study has added more warnings about the life-threatening risks of benzodiazepines and closely-related sleep aids. The article in BMJ’s Open Access Journal studied the effects of hypnotics on mortality and also specifically on the risk of cancer. The epidemiological study looked at more than 10,000 U.S. patients taking sleeping aids and compared them to a larger number of controls.

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