Treating anxiety with barbiturates was a bit like pushing a tack into a wall with a sledgehammer - Elena Conis  


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Barbiturates—The Forgotten Drug Danger

Did you know that barbiturates were once the most-dangerous prescription drug threat in America?

While the continuing opioid epidemic continues to dominate headlines and news stories across the United States, there are other types of prescription medications that present significant dangers that are vastly under-reported. Barbiturates fall into this category.

Many people mistakenly believe that barbiturates are obsolete drugs that are no longer prescribed. And while it IS true that they have been largely replaced by benzodiazepines, they are still dispensed far more often than you might think. Every year, approximately 300 tons of barbiturates are manufactured in the United…

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