Medicating Distress: Benzodiazepine Use in the U.S.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


NCRC, Building 10 Research Auditorium


Benzodiazepines have been considered potentially inappropriate for older adults for years but are receiving additional attention in light of the prescription opioid epidemic. We will review the epidemiology of prescribing, evidence of associated harms, and the challenges to reducing prescribing.
The IHPI Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to share innovative health services research topics, studies, and programs, with clinicians, faculty, research staff, and students from a variety of disciplines.
Reception and networking to immediately follow the presentation.
To record CME activity, visit using the following program ID: IHPI Research Seminar Series - 05182



Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System