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Benzodiazepine restrictions did not affect hip fractures in older people

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:282

Concern over the widespread misuse of benzodiazepines prompted many US authorities to control access. New York was one of the first states to take action, and in 1989 the department of health insisted that doctors must issue all prescriptions for benzodiazepines in triplicate and despatch …

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