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Impact of non-benzodiazepine sleep hypnotics on opioid overdose risk

Van Nguyen, PharmD, Christopher M. Herndon, PharmD, BCACP


Increasing concerns regarding concomitant use of benzodiazepines with opioids have been addressed by FDA drug safety communications and are increasingly recognized amongst prescribers. However, non-benzodiazepine sleep hypnotics continue to be prescribed with opioids.

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