Food and Drug Administration Drug Safety Podcast
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FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA warns about serious risks and death when combining opioid pain or cough medicines with benzodiazepines; requires its strongest warning
On August 31, 2016, FDA announced that a review has found that the growing use of combining opioid medicines with benzodiazepines and other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing and deaths.