Sunday, February 19, 2006

Americans on sleeping pills

NY Times reports:
With complaints of insomnia mounting, and marketing by drug companies becoming ever more ubiquitous, we are turning in increasing numbers to drugs like Ambien and Lunesta. According to a recent report from the research company IMS Health, pharmacists in the United States filled some 42 million prescriptions for sleeping pills last year, a rise of nearly 60 percent since 2000.
This is about 1 out of every 6 adults. I had no idea that so many people take sleeping pills.

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