Wednesday Aug 13
Merck Wins U.S. Approval of New Type of Sleeping Pill
Merck & Co. , the second-largest U.S. drugmaker, won approval to sell its treatment for insomnia, a treatment viewed with fewer side effects than older pills such as Ambien.
Wednesday Aug 13
Purdue Pharm. Products, L.P. v. Actavis Elizabeth, LLC
Case Name: Purdue Pharm. Products, L.P. v. Actavis Elizabeth, LLC , Case No. 12-5311 , 2014 U.S. Dist.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Americans Are Getting Worse at Taking Sleeping Pills
The number of emergency room visits related to prescription sleeping pills has doubled in recent years, according to a new study.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Insomnia drug reactions send elderly to ER
Geriatricians have fretted for years about the use of sedative-hypnotic medications, including benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and Valium and the related "Z drugs" like Ambien for treating insomnia in older patients.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Former prosecutor Perricone says he doesna t remember comments, blames drug
Sal Perricone, the federal prosecutor whose career imploded after revelations that he was making anonymous online comments about people his office was targeting, is now claiming that he posted many of those comments under the influence of the drug Ambien and does not remember doing it.
Drugs in space and sleepless in the shuttle
A fascinating study published in today's Lancet Neurology reports on sleep deprivation in astronauts but also describes the drugs shuttle crew members use to keep themselves awake and help them fall asleep.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Sleeping pills in space: astronauts are regular users
Drowsy drivers, you have company - in space. Astronauts in space get scanty sleep, and the majority take sleeping pills to cope, says a new 10-year study.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Use of sedatives tied to ER visits
Geriatricians have fretted for years about the use of sedative-hypnotic medications, including benzodiazepines like Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and Valium and the related "Z drugs" like Ambien for treating insomnia in older patients.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Broward Judge Goes "On The Air" Regarding Her Reckless Driving Case
A Broward County judge who was sentenced to three months of probation after she pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge, spoke out about the case for the first time Monday morning.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Keys judge Slaton removed from the bench mid-case -- again
For the second time in a little more than a month, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton -- up for re-election in August -- had to be removed from the bench in mid-trial Friday.
Video Shows Judge Refusing Testing After DUI Arrest
The moments after Judge Lynn Rosenthal was arrested on a DUI charge last May were captured on surveillance video at the Broward Sheriff's Office Breath Testing Facility.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Broward Judge Pleads No Contest To Reckless Driving Charge
A Broward circuit judge was sentenced to three months probation after she pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Daily Beast
New Gadget Detects Date Rape DrugsBy Natalie Raschke
The pd.i.d. can detect roofies in juice, water and cocktails--but will the $75 price tag deter young women? Too carefree with that red Solo cup, or wary of a handsome stranger buying the next round? Say hello to High-Tech's newest solution to the date rape drug crisis.