Event

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Briefing: Trends in Benzodiazepine Prescriptions & Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths

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New York, NY

Although drug overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines alone are rare, during 2018 benzodiazepines were involved in 29% of drug overdose deaths in New York City. Presenters will share findings on trends in outpatient benzodiazepine prescriptions filled by New York City residents from 2014 - 2018. Presenters will also discuss trends in drug overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines in New York City.

Presenters from the DOHMH

  • Denise Paone, Senior Director of Research and Surveillance
  • Shivani Mantha, Real-time Epidemiologist
  • Chip Ko, Alcohol and Drug Epidemiologist

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