Tox Tuesday: Benzodiazepines

[ SPANISH ] The long explanation involves the enhancement of the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the GABAA receptor, which results in sedative, sleep-inducing properties.

The short explanation?


Tox Tuesdays: Phenazepam

Although less known than other emerging drugs, evidence suggests phenazepam usage is growing worldwide.

Phenazepam was developed in the 1970’s in the former Soviet Union to treat neurological disorders, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. It also has been used prior to surgeries as it lessens anxiety while increasing the effectiveness of anesthetics1, according to study published […]