I do not think they will be completely removing them, but due to the number of people becoming addicted to benzodiazepines (used primarily for anxiety and seizure emergencies ie ativan, versed, xanax) doctors are more hesitant to prescribe them and use them in “emergency” situations. I use quotations because there are situations where if you physically look at someone it looks like an emergency (ie pseudoseizure) but it’s really not. It doesn’t mean they’re faking necessarily but that there is another reason for the behavior and other therapies and tests should be tried before jumping to dangerous medications. Luckily providers are already putting this into place... I’m not sure what they would be replaced with because there are patients who that’s the only option left..
But depending on the case, they may try other drugs in different drug classes that work the same way in the body to get the same effect. Like if they’re on it for seizure control try a different antiepileptic drug, depression try a different antidepressant (different classes like tricyclics and tetracyclics)