The European Medicine Agency is recommending removing meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown) from the market after being available by prescription for 50 years because of possible fatalities related to rapid withdrawal. The FDA has done nothing in the US. It is also a common street drug in the US.
Psychiatry today relies on drugs rather than dealing with the underlying emotional issues. We need to go back to psychotherapy or body oriented psychotherapies to resolve the cause for anxiety.