In the 60’s, we started hearing reports that tobacco use caused cancer. Big Tobacco denied this. Reports are now coming in that links benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Mick Jagger’s “Mothers Little Helpers”) to Alzheimer’s Disease. Nothing is conclusive yet, but the correlation is alarming.
The reaction to it is startling to. The power of denial continually amazes me.
Here is a link in The New York Times to the study links anxiety drugs to alzheimers disease.