“Despite being well aware that patients who take benzodiazepines while on buprenorphine are at increased risk for overdose and death, more than half of doctors surveyed still prescribed the two together, according to a study presented here.
Among surveyed physicians who prescribed the opioid partial agonist buprenorphine in 2015, 54.8% said they had also prescribed a benzodiazepine to the same patient. In 2016, 61.3% said they had prescribed the two together, reported Karen Gerlach, PhD, MPH, of Pinney Associates in Pittsburgh.”
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Source: MedPageToday.com – April 15, 2018