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FDA Adds Black Boxed Warning to Insomnia Drugs

In an "it's about time" move, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that drug companies put what is referred to as a "black boxed" warning on certain prescription sleeping pills.  These drugs have long been reported to cause injury and death resulting from sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake after taking these medicines. It is a step in the right direction, but even stronger warnings are required as these drugs are associated with significant health risks, including depression and increased death rates due to cancer.  Read more...

 

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