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Stronger Warnings on Sleeping Pills and "Sleep Driving"

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By Admin on March 14, 2007 11:20 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered manufacturers of certain prescription sleep aids, including Ambien, to strengthen their product labeling to include stronger language concerning potential risks -- including the risk of "sleep-driving" episodes. According to the FDA, "sleep driving" is defined as driving while not fully awake after taking sleep aid medication, with no memory of the event.