admin — April 1, 2007, 1:21 am

Ambien Finally to Get Warning Label About Sleep Driving

The Food and Drug Administration finally is getting around to labeling the sleep driving risks for those ingesting sleeping pills:

We have heard from others who have also reported “sleep driving” while under the influence of Ambien. This has finally gotten the attention of the Food and Drug Administration. The agency will require new warnings on prescription sleeping pills like Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril and Rozerem.

But, of course, we are trained that the stuff in small print is unimportant (or at the very least will not happen to us). Sorta scary to think what might happen to someone who gets behind the wheel while sleepy. They may hurt themselves, or they may hurt someone else. It seems to me there has got to be a better way to balance sleep without taking these pills.

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