- Aug 4, 2018
Researchers from Boston and Oregon reviewed studies that looked at Xanax's efficacy. They found several examples of 'publication bias' that exaggerated how positive results were.
This meta-analysis, while interesting, was conducted using data ONLY from phase 2/3 clinical trials of Xanax ER ( alprazolam extended release ) a version of Xanax not widely in use. Specifically, it does not address the efficacy of standard formulation immediate release alprazolam, which is far and away the version most commonly prescribed here in the U.S.Researchers from Boston and Oregon reviewed studies that looked at Xanax's efficacy. They found several examples of 'publication bias' that exaggerated how positive results were.www.dailymail.co.uk
Yeah you are right. Every other mainstream benzo seems to have a terrible reputation among doctors and there is this belief that has spread over the past 10 or so years that Klonopin is a relatively "safe" benzo that at least compared to other benzos is less likely to be abused.I don't think many doctors will prescribe xanax much any longer anyway. The only one you can usually get (if your doctor has any heart at all) is Klonopin. And they seem to not want to give any benzos out at all, just like opiates. Lots of fear out there, sadly...
The thing is - with weed, no one else is responsible for what a person does with that substance. The user makes all the decisions.In Ohio, the Benso crackdown started at least a year maybe 2 years ago. One cannot have a prescription for any kind of pain meds at the same time as a script for benzoes. So if your psychiatrist gives you some Klonopin to help you sleep after some kind of trauma and then you break your ankle , the orthopedist cannot prescribe a pain pill. I guess the onus to prevent that is on the patient as well as the pharmacist. They also took away the ability to prescribe any Schedule 3 meds from anyone like a PA or a certified nurse partitioner who is not a real MD or some kind of medical DR.
But in the land of cosmic weirdness, last week the voters in Ohio passed an amendment to the state constitution making recreational weed legal for every one. What a hoot!