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Glancy, Megan and Palmateer, Norah and Yeung, Alan and Hickman, Matthew and Macleod, John and Bishop, Jen and Barnsdale, Lee and Trayner, Kirsten M A and Priyadarshi, Saket and Wallace, Jason and Hutchinson, Sharon and McAuley, Andrew (2024) Risk of drug-related death associated with co-prescribing of gabapentinoids and z-drugs among people receiving opioid-agonist treatment: a national retrospective cohort study. Psychiatry Research .

Soeiro, Thomas and Pradel, Vincent and Lapeyre-Mestre, Maryse and Micallef, Joëlle (2023) Systematic assessment of non-medical use of prescription drugs using doctor-shopping indicators: a nationwide, repeated cross-sectional study. Addiction , 118 , (10) , pp. 1984-1993.

Domzaridou, Eleni and Carr, Matthew J and Millar, Tim and Webb, Roger T and Ashcroft, Darren M (2023) Non-fatal overdose risk associated with prescribing opioid agonists concurrently with other medication: Cohort study conducted using linked primary care, secondary care and mortality records. Addiction , 118 , (12) , pp. 2374-2383.

Walde, Jonatan and Andersson, Lisa and Johnson, Björn and Håkansson, Anders (2023) Drug prescriptions preceding opioid-related deaths-a register study in forensic autopsy patients. PLoS ONE , 18 , (5) .

Bushnell, Greta A and Gerhard, Tobias and Keyes, Katherine and Hasin, Deborah and Cerdá, Magdalena and Olfson, Mark (2022) Association of benzodiazepine treatment for sleep disorders with drug overdose risk among young people. JAMA Network Open , 5 , (11) .

Condron, Ita (2022) Drug treatment in Ireland, 2015–2021. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 82, Summer 2022 , pp. 18-20.

Coll, Seán and Walsh, Mary E and Fahey, Tom and Moriarty, Frank (2022) Hospital initiation of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in older adults and discontinuation in primary care. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy , 18 , (4) , pp. 2670-2674.

Tardelli, Vitor S and Bianco, Martina CM and Prakash, Rashmik and Segura, Luis C and Castaldelli-Maia, João M and Fidalgo, Thiago M and Martins, Silvia S (2022) Overdose deaths involving non-BZD hypnotic/sedatives in the USA: trends analyses. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas , 10 , p. 100190. (In Press)

Dyer, Adam H and Laird, Eamon and Hoey, Leane and Hughes, Catherine F and McNulty, Helene and Ward, Mary and Strain, J J and Molloy, Anne M and Cunningham, Conal and McCarroll, Kevin (2021) Long-term anticholinergic, benzodiazepine and Z-drug use in community-dwelling older adults: What is the impact on cognitive and neuropsychological performance? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 36 , (11) , pp. 1767-1777.

Milani, Sadaf Arefi and Raji, Mukaila A and Chen, Lu and Kuo, Yong-Fang (2021) Trends in the use of benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics, and serotonergic drugs among US women and men before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Network Open , 4 , (10) , e2131012.

Ray, Wayne A and Chung, Cecilia P and Murray, Katherine T and Malow, Beth A and Daugherty, James R and Stein, C Michael (2021) Mortality and concurrent use of opioids and hypnotics in older patients: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Medicine , 18 , (7) , e1003709. (Submitted)

Moriarty, Frank and Savva, George M and Grossi, Carlota M and Bennett, Kathleen and Fox, Chris and Maidment, Ian and Loke, Yoon K and Steel, Nicholas and Kenny, Rose Anne and Richardson, Kathryn (2021) Cognitive decline associated with anticholinergics, benzodiazepines and Z-drugs: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 87 , (7) , pp. 2818-2829.

Cadogan, Cathal A and Bradley, Colin P and Bennett, Kathleen (2021) Impact of changes in controlled drugs legislation on benzodiazepine receptor agonist prescribing in Ireland: a repeated cross-sectional study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 77 , (6) , pp. 903-912.

Walshe, Catherine (2021) Brief interventions targeting long-term benzodiazepine and Z-drug use in primary care. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 76, Winter 2021 , pp. 29-30.

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Aas, Christer and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Odsbu, Ingvild and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Reutfors, Johan and Halmøy, Anne and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore (2020) Potentially addictive drugs dispensing to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy: a register-based prospective cohort study in Norway and Sweden from 2015 to 2017. BMJ Open , 10 , (8) , e036860.

Millar, Sean (2020) Street tablet use in Ireland – results from a Trendspotter study on use, markets, and harms. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 74, Summer 2020 , pp. 1-4.

MacCleod, John and Steer, Colin and Tilling, Kate and Cornish, Rosie and Marsden, John and Millar, Tim and Strang, John and Hickman, Matthew (2019) Prescription of benzodiazepines, z-drugs, and gabapentinoids and mortality risk in people receiving opioid agonist treatment: observational study based on the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Office for National Statistics death records. PLoS Medicine , 16 , (11) .

Cadogan, Cathal A and Ryan, Cristín and Cahir, Caitriona and Bradley, Colin P and Bennett, Kathleen (2018) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing in Ireland: analysis of national prescribing trends from 2005-2015. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 84 , (6) , pp. 1354-1363.

Cadogen, C and Ryder, S (2015) An audit of prescribing practices for benzodiazepines and z-drugs. Irish Medical Journal , 108 , (3) , pp. 84-86.

Dolan, Catherine and Omer, Sami and Glynn, Deirdre A and Corcoran, Michelle and McCarthy, Geraldine (2012) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing for elderly people in a general hospital: a complete audit cycle. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 29 , (2) , pp. 128-131.

Long, Jean and Lyons, Suzi (2009) Sedative, tranquilliser and anti-depressant use in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 30, Summer 2009 , pp. 7-10.

Bannan, Noreen and Rooney, S and O'Connor, JJ (2007) Zopiclone misuse: an update from Dublin. Drug and Alcohol Review , 26 , (1) , 83 -85.


National Patient Safety Office. (2024) National Healthcare Quality Reporting System: report 2023. Dublin: Department of Health.

Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2024) Ireland: national report for 2023 - drug markets and crime. Dublin: Health Research Board.

National Patient Safety Office. (2022) National Healthcare Quality Reporting System: report 2021/2022. Dublin: Department of Health.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2021) Non-medical use of medicines: health and social responses. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Health Service Executive. (2021) Guidance on appropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines and z-drugs (BZRA) for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Dublin: Health Service Executive.


WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. (2023) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence information repository. URL: https://ecddrepository.org/en


HRB National Drugs Library. (2024) Factsheet: Sedatives and tranquilisers - the Irish situation. Dublin: HRB National Drugs Library.

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. (2023) Mother to baby: fact sheets [Internet]. Brentwood (TN): Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 143 - Misuse of drugs [31711/17] [New psychoactive drugs]. (06 Jul 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 187 - Legislative programme [benzodiazepines, z-drugs] [6395/15]. (12 Feb 2015)


Primary Care Reimbursement Service. (2023) GMS benzodiazepine and Z drug claims [Ireland].


[Department of Health] Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 is passed by the Oireachtas. (21 Jul 2016)

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