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Benzodiazepines, the Elderly, and Good Clinical Judgement

There has been a steady campaign to convince primary care physicians to stop prescribing long term benzodiazepine treatment to elderly patients. The intense declaratory nature of these admonitions suggests an almost emotional commitment to these recommendations.  The argument against their use includes a loss of effect after as brief a period as 4 weeks, an…

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