Phenazepam abuse in the UK: an emerging problem causing serious adverse health problems, including death

@article{Corkery2012PhenazepamAI,
  title={Phenazepam abuse in the UK: an emerging problem causing serious adverse health problems, including death},
  author={J. Corkery and F. Schifano and A. Ghodse},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  year={2012},
  volume={27}
}
  • J. Corkery, F. Schifano, A. Ghodse
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
  • OBJECTIVE Phenazepam (fenazepam; 7-bromo-5-(2-chlorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one; PNZ, 'Bonsai') is a benzodiazepine developed in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s to treat neurological disorders, epilepsy, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome. [...] Key Result Although first use was reported in the UK in October 2009, major concerns in the UK arose in summer 2010 when individuals across Britain were admitted to hospital following overdose.Expand Abstract
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