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Sleeping Pills Get Black Box Warning Following Accidental Deaths

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • April 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will require sedative-hypnotics — a class of sleep medication used to treat insomnia — to carry a black box warning stating drug side effects may include dangerous behaviors done while sleeping, such as eating, walking, driving or engaging in a range of activities in your sleep that can lead to injury or death

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