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FDA: Stronger Warnings Needed for Combining Benzodiazepines and Opioids Free

The FDA is requiring boxed warnings for nearly 400 medications, including prescription opioid painkillers (e.g., hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone), opioid-containing cough medicines, and benzodiazepines.

One Lot of Anticonvulsant Drug Recalled Due to Label Error Free

One lot of the anticonvulsant drug lamotrigine has been recalled due to a mislabeled blister pack, the FDA warned on Monday.

Serious Infection Linked to Suicide Risk Free

Severe infections are associated with increased risk for suicide, according to an observational study in JAMA Psychiatry.


Using Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia: An APA Clinical Guideline

These medications, when used conservatively, can help dementia patients with dangerous levels of agitation, psychosis, or violent behavior.