To the Editor In their Editorial, Moore et al1 presented as a foregone conclusion, unsupported by reference to the published literature, that benzodiazepines rapidly lose their efficacy as hypnotics and anxiolytics, while being associated with growing risks over time. From this perspective, long-term prescription of these drugs would seem to be unethical.
Krystal JH, Stossel S, Krystal AD. Restricting Benzodiazepines to Short-Term Prescription. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(7):734-735. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0351