FDA orders stronger warnings about risk of using opioid painkillers with certain antidepressants

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 16:31 in Health & Medicine

The Food & Drug Administration is issuing strong new warnings that the combined use of opioid medications and benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety medications better known by such commercial names as Xanax and Ativan, can dangerously suppress breathing and cause coma or death. The drug safety...

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