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The CRM on benzodiazepines


The Committee on the Review of Medicines (CRM) followed its recent publication on the use of barbiturates1 2 with guidelines on the use of benzodiazepines in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.3 These are intended to help manufacturers prepare their applications for revised product licences; they are not rigid recommendations. Modifications may still be agreed between manufacturers and the CRM. We first summarise the CRM’s findings and then comment on its recommendations.

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