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FDA Review Staff Look Into Efficacy Of High Dose Sleep Drug
2013-05-21 09:09:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co has been shown to be effective, but reviewers with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are questioning the drug´s dosage levels. The comments, posted on the agency´s website Monday, come ahead of a meeting of external medical experts which will advise on whether the drug, called suvorexant, should be approved or not. The FDA review staff found limited association of...

2013-05-14 23:31:32

Emergency room visits attributed to sleep aids have increased nearly 220% in recent years, and treatment providers are trying to find solutions to address this growing problem. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 According to a recent article in USA Today, the number of emergency room visits attributed to sleep-inducing drugs (particularly Zolpidem, the active ingredient in Ambien) has risen drastically in both numerical scope and severity. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and...

2013-04-02 23:01:38

The prescription-strength cough syrup has been linked to a number of fatalities and its growing popularity is cause for concern. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Rap superstar Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, was reportedly recovering in Cedar's Sinai after experiencing multiple seizures, according to a recent report in the LA Times, following an unsuccessful attempt to quit drinking the popular Southern concoction known widely as “Purple Drank.” A combination of soda, Jolly...

FDA Orders Lower Doses Of Sleep Aids For Women
2013-01-11 08:08:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring pharmaceutical companies to lower the recommended doses of popular sleeping pills, due to the potential risk of injury resulting from morning drowsiness associated with the medications in recent studies. According to Reuters, studies have demonstrated that pills containing the prescription drug zolpidem (which include products sold under the brand names Ambien, Edluar,...

2012-11-19 16:02:52

A drug commonly prescribed to help patients sleep in hospitals has been associated with an increased risk of falls, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. U.S. sleep specialists from the Mayo Clinic found that the fall rate among the 4,962 patients who took zolpidem during their hospital stay was more than four times as high as the 11,358 who did not take the drug. They also found that the risk posed by the drug was greater than the risks posed by factors...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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