Beware of This Deadly Combination

Benzodiazepines and opioids are often prescribed together and can lead to unintentional overdose.

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010. But according to new UCLA research, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription โ€” a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths. […]

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