Try to Titrate Off Benzos and Opioids to Avoid Discharging Patients on Both

New warnings will highlight the dangers of using opioids with benzodiazepines.

We know their combined use can increase the risk of sedation, respiratory depression, and even death.

However, the number of patients prescribed both an opioid and benzo has gone up by about 40% in the last 15 years...and overdose deaths linked to these combos have nearly tripled.

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