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#benzos

# benzos - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# benzos - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

# benzos - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# benzos - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive

New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.

# benzos - Saturday 6 June, 2015

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'

There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.

# benzos - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'

There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.