A systematic review of research examining benzodiazepine‐related mortality

  title={A systematic review of research examining benzodiazepine‐related mortality},
  author={Fiona J. Charlson and Louisa Degenhardt and Jennifer McLaren and Wayne D. Hall and Michael T Lynskey},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety},
PURPOSE This paper will review literature examining the association of benzodiazepine use and mortality. [] Key MethodRESULTS Six cohort studies meeting the criteria above were identified. The results were mixed. Three of the studies assessed elderly populations and did not find an increased risk of death associated with benzodiazepine use, whereas another study of the general population did find an increased risk, particularly for older age groups. A study of a middle aged population found that regular…

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