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A district benzodiazepine policy in practice: Prescribing changes over 19 months

  • D. G. Ramster (a1) and A. J. Barber (a1)
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It was decided to plan the introduction of a benzodiazepine policy in North East Essex when the result of a health authority survey of all local general practitioners in 1986 revealed a substantial dependence problem among patients in the area.

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Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (1985) Lorazepam – a benzodiazepine to choose or avoid? Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin, 23, 6162.
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Royal College of Psychiatrists (1988) Benzodiazepines and dependence: A College statement. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 12, 107109.
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A district benzodiazepine policy in practice: Prescribing changes over 19 months

  • D. G. Ramster (a1) and A. J. Barber (a1)
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