Doctors have increasingly prescribed benzodiazepines, also known as "benzos," in recent years. Data from 2014 to 2016, new research found this class of central nervous system depressants was prescribed at about 65.9 million office-based doctor visits.
In Sept. the FDA stepped in to limit abuse of Imodium and other anti-diarrhea drugs. Apparently it's a growing problem. According to U.S. News & World Report, the U.S. National Poison Data System reported a 90% spike in loperamide overdoses 2010 to 2016.