Benzodiazepines: Strategies for Safe Use
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Pain Point: Benzodiazepines will come under even more scrutiny now that the DFA is requiring boxed warnings to include abuse, dependence, and withdrawal.
Solution: This month’s article from Pharmacist’s Letter offers guidance on the importance of having an “exit plan” in mind when patients start a benzodiazepine, as well as suggestions for limiting use, and which benzodiazepines may be more problematic. Learn practical steps to get patient buy-in, plus how to taper successfully.
The editors also updated the accompanying toolbox, Appropriate Use of Benzodiazepines,which provides detailed advice on tapering options and how to start difficult converstations with patients.
This month’s Insights also covers the newly authorized monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19 and the new HHS guidance authorizing qualified pharmacy technicians to administer vaccinations. In addition to recommendations for these trending topics, Insights keeps you posted on TRC Healthcare product releases and updates (like PTU Elite: Immunizations, coming soon).
You’ll also get a preview of upcoming content, as well as the details on freshly released CE/CME courses and can’t-miss webinars and upcoming events.
New CE courses include:
- Successful MTM Programs in Community Pharmacy
- Antibiotic Dispensing for Outpatients
- Osteoporosis Treatment Options
- Maternal Safety Standards
- Travel Medicine: A Pharmacist’s Guide
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