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Long-term use of pills for insomnia and anxiety linked to Alzheimer’s risk
Washington Post

New research bolsters the belief that long-term use of a prescription drug commonly used to alleviate anxiety, panic attacks and sleep problems is linked in aging patients to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers in France and Canada, using data from Quebec’s health insurance program, found that Alzheimer’s risk was up to 51 percent higher in elderly people who used benzodiazepines for three months or more.