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Overdose Risk Quintuples with Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use

Source: Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, published today in JAMA Network Open.
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