Benzos: more dangerous than the conditions they treat?

Benzodiazepines may be the most dangerous drugs in the world. “Benzos,” as they’re commonly called, were introduced as anti-seizure medications in the mid-1970s. One of them—Klonopin—has since become the drug of choice for millions, second only to OxyContin or opiods in general. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed in the US, with 100 million prescriptions written in…