Painkiller-Sedative Mix Can Cause Death, FDA Warns

With doctors prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids together, the number of patients taking both drugs are apparently increasing. There are already cautions against using them together, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made further warnings on Wednesday. Benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax are prescribed for seizures, insomnia, and anxiety while opioids are used for pain. […]