Baltimore Health Commissioner Warns On Dangers Of Prescribing Opioids With Benzodiazepines

In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal (3/30, A13, Wen, Subscription Publication), emergency physician Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAEEM, health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, MD, writes about the dangers of prescribing opioid medications simultaneously with benzodiazepines. Dr. Wen, along with more than 40 other city and state public health directors, has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration for a required boxed warning detailing the dangers of taking benzodiazepines and opioids at the same time.

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— “The Accidental Deadly Drug Prescription,” Leana S. Wen, Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2016.

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