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Xanax is a drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It is being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by some cancer treatments. It is a type of benzodiazepine. Also called alprazolam.
Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

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

Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts

Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts

Medical students take to the streets to learn about real world problems at the root of poor health

Medical students take to the streets to learn about real world problems at the root of poor health

Survey: Americans turn to foods, drinks, herbs and bedtime rituals to get a good night's sleep

Survey: Americans turn to foods, drinks, herbs and bedtime rituals to get a good night's sleep

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

UA researcher awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to develop new treatments for depression

UA researcher awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to develop new treatments for depression

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Scientists aim to revolutionize asthma treatment by replacing inhalers with new drug

Scientists aim to revolutionize asthma treatment by replacing inhalers with new drug

Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

Benzodiazepines heighten risks for dementia and death

Benzodiazepines heighten risks for dementia and death

Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Veterans who died from drug overdoses also prescribed benzodiazepines for pain

Veterans who died from drug overdoses also prescribed benzodiazepines for pain

Study shows that abuse of anti-anxiety, sleep drugs becomes a growing issue among teens

Study shows that abuse of anti-anxiety, sleep drugs becomes a growing issue among teens

Benzodiazepines may contribute to respiratory problems in people with COPD

Benzodiazepines may contribute to respiratory problems in people with COPD

Tanning tax, among others, kicking in

Tanning tax, among others, kicking in

First Edition: January 7, 2014

First Edition: January 7, 2014

New study reveals striking data about misuse of painkillers and sedatives by teens, young adults

New study reveals striking data about misuse of painkillers and sedatives by teens, young adults

State highlights: Calif. Gov. Vetoes 'biosimilars' bill; health data gateway opens in Calif.; L.A. health workers required to get flu shots

State highlights: Calif. Gov. Vetoes 'biosimilars' bill; health data gateway opens in Calif.; L.A. health workers required to get flu shots