A large-scale study has identified a connection between anti-anxiety medication, sleeping pills, and risk of premature mortality. Though scientists clarify the study proves correlation, not causation, the data results are still noteworthy for anyone already on or considering these drugs.
Prescriptions of anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills have continued to increase over the years and have raised some concerns from various scientists. According to the study, more than 16 million prescriptions were written for these types of drugs in England general practice alone between 2011 and 2012.
The recent study cites evidence of adverse effects that were documented in other research[…]