Use of benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine related drugs and the risk of cancer: a population-based case-control study.

@article{Pottegrd2013UseOB,
  title={Use of benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine related drugs and the risk of cancer: a population-based case-control study.},
  author={Anton Potteg{\aa}rd and S{\o}ren Hincke Friis and Morten Andersen and Jesper Hallas},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={
          1356-64
        }
}
AIM Studies of the carcinogenic potential of benzodiazepines and related drugs (BZRD) have been equivocal. A recent study reported a 35% excess cancer risk among users of hypnotics, including benzodiazepines. METHOD Using Danish nationwide registers, we conducted a matched case-control study of the association between BZRD and cancer risk. During 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2009, we identified 152 510 cases with a first time cancer who were matched (1:8) by age and gender to 1,220,317… CONTINUE READING

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