Thursday, August 15, 2013

Article in New England Journal of Medicine supports view that new warnings and lower dosages are needed for sleeping pills such as Ambien

Back in January I wrote about the FDA's attempt to convince drug makers that sell sleeping pills that contain the zolpidem active ingredient – a list that includes Ambien – to lower current recommended doses by half.  See here.  Today, AboutLawsuits is reporting that a group of doctors is backing the FDA’s view that new warnings and lower dosages for Ambien and other sleep drugs are needed in a perspective article published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Go to AboutLawsuits for the details and links.  The article is available here.