Posts Tagged 'insomnia'

Emergency Department Visits Due to Common Sleep Aid Double in Recent Years

Zolpidem is a commonly prescribed sleep aid medication that is generally used to treat insomnia. The drug commonly known as Ambien has been involved in a large number of emergency room visits related to overmedication. The number of visits doubled from 21,824 in 2005-2006 to 42,274 in 2009-2010. A Forbes article explains the dangers of overprescribing and drug abuse in the case of this insomnia drug as well as other prescription drugs.

The study comes from ...

continue reading...