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 […]

Arkansas Department of Health director approves emergency rule to ban sale of phenazepam

The sale and distribution of a recreational drug considered to be five times stronger than Valium was banned last week in Arkansas, according to a statement from the Arkansas Department of Health.

The drug, phenazepam (also spelled fenazepam), has seen increased recreational usage in several countries, including the U.S., Finland, Sweden and Norway. Under the […]