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Document title:

Investigating the role of benzodiazepines in drug-related mortality: a systematic review undertaken on behalf of The Scottish National Forum on Drug-Related Deaths

Description:

Owing to a lack of research on benzodiazepines, the National Forum on Drug-Related Deaths commissioned work addressing why benzodiazepines are common in DRDs and what role they play in such deaths, particularly at the high doses often reported. This Report presents the findings of a systematic review of evidence in relation to the use and misuse of benzodiazepines and highlights significant gaps in knowledge.

Author(s):

Chris F Johnson (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde), Lee Barnsdale (ISD Scotland) and Andrew McAuley (Health Protection Scotland)

Publisher(s): NHS Health Scotland
Date published: 9th February 2016
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