Scope highlights a problem with benzodiazepines, a class of drugs approved for treating anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, among other ailments.

High-potency benzodiazepines synthesized in illegal laboratories and available online from illegal websites, shipped right to your door, are a growing and scary trend. Just as overprescribing of opioids contributed to heroin and illicit fentanyl use and related mortality, benzodiazepine overprescribing may be contributing to a new problem of illicit, lethal benzodiazepine use.