Evidence for harm, comment on ‘Use of benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine related drugs and the risk of cancer: a population-based case-control study’.

@article{Kripke2014EvidenceFH,
  title={Evidence for harm, comment on ‘Use of benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine related drugs and the risk of cancer: a population-based case-control study’.},
  author={D. Kripke and R. Langer},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          186-7
        }
}
  • D. Kripke, R. Langer
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • British journal of clinical pharmacology
  • We were pleased to see our previous report of cancer associated with hypnotics [1] confirmed by Pottegard et al. [2] Pointing out that even a moderate risk would have ‘major public health implications,’ they found a significant cancer risk ratio of 1.09 (95% CI 1.04, 1.14), with risk ratios particularly elevated for oesophagus and lung. The mechanism for that may involve hypnotics producing gastric regurgitation which irritates the oesophagus and airway, areas also irritated by smoking… CONTINUE READING

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