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Benzodiazepine dependence – a helpful new report

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Recently we outlined a prescribing policy designed to help reduce benzodiazepine use in hospitals.1 Most benzodiazepine prescribing takes place in general practice and, although benzodiazepine use has fallen in the last 15 years, many GPs will still have up to 50 long-term users on their lists. In May, the Mental Health Foundation published guidelines on benzodiazepine use in primary care.*

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  • * Available free from the Mental Health Foundation, 37 Mortimer Street, London, W1N 7RS (071 580 0145)

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