The Examining Room of Dr. Charles:

Many doctors are hesitant to prescribe sleep aids, partly because of their often habit-forming nature and potential side effects. Sepracor’s letter discussed labeling changes approved by the FDA. The new labeling will include warnings about severe allergic reactions that may occur during sleep, and sleep-driving or other complex behaviors (e.g. preparing and eating food, making phone calls, or having sex) with associated amnesia for the event.


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