Tranquillisers kill 100 on roads
Friday 23 October 1998
University of Dundee researchers who examined 20,000 drivers involved in accidents in the Tayside area found those taking benzodiazepine (used for anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia) were a 62 per cent higher risk. Drivers under 45 on the drugs were three times more likely to be in an accident.
Tom MacDonald and colleagues from the Medicines Monitoring Unit say in The Lancet: "Users of these drugs should be advised not to drive."
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