Hospitalization Rate tied to Xanax is Still High, Study Finds

May 22, 2014 2:58 PM

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According to a new report, misuse of the sedative, alprazolam, more widely known as Xanax continues to send many people straight to hospital emergency departments. The researchers reported that the 2011 hospitalization rates were over two times greater than the rates in 2005.

The report found that in 2011, there were over 123,000 reported cases of hospitalizations due to the abuse of Alprazolam, which is sold as Xanax XR and Niravam. In 2005, there were 57,419 cases of people misusing Xanax. This number increased by 118 percent in 2010, when there were 124,902 cases. The...

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