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A sedative is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement.
New study examines non‐medical use of anti-anxiety medication

New study examines non‐medical use of anti-anxiety medication

Attention: Over forties face unnecessarily high risk of alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

Attention: Over forties face unnecessarily high risk of alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Alzheimer's patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

Alzheimer's patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Wakefulness and novel sleep index may predict success of spontaneous breathing trial

Wakefulness and novel sleep index may predict success of spontaneous breathing trial

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing memory loss related to depression, aging

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing memory loss related to depression, aging

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Caution must be taken while prescribing opioid to tobacco users to prevent addiction

Caution must be taken while prescribing opioid to tobacco users to prevent addiction

Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Purdue researchers develop new chemical process to find better drug 'fits' for patients

Purdue researchers develop new chemical process to find better drug 'fits' for patients

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

‘No one is ever really ready’: Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

‘No one is ever really ready’: Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities