• Mar 9th 2006 at 1:30PM
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Maybe the little warning label on the bottle warning people not to drive while impaired isn't big enough, but it appears that the drug Ambien is responsible for a growing number of traffic accidents. Some drivers have even gone so far as to state that they were "sleep-driving," unaware of anything after they took the drug, including their arresting officers.

The problem? One defense lawyer quoted by The New York Times says, "Doctors are handing out these drugs like Pez." More likely, however, the drug is just not being taken as directed -- many of the accidents were caused by taking too much of the drug, or mixing it with alcohol or other prescription drugs like antidepressants.

Regardless of the reason behind the traffic accidents, one thing is certain. Don't Ambien and drive.

[Source: The New York Times]



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