A 49-year-old member asked:
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please tell me, could a dentist prescribe diazepam?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I do not see why not, but it is a question of clinical judgment and comfort level. No physician or dentist has to prescribe anything that they are not comfortable prescribing.
Answered on Nov 27, 2013

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