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Wednesday Aug 13 | Bloomberg

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.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Insomnia, Health, Food and Drug Administration, US News

Wednesday Aug 13 | jdsupra.com

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insomnia, Health

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Atlantic

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.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Star Tribune

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insomnia, Health, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Ativan, Lorazepam (generic), Klonopin, Clonazepam (generic), Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic)

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Advocate

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA

Mind Hacks

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Medicine

Thu Aug 07, 2014

USA Today

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Medicine

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Ativan, Lorazepam (generic), Klonopin, Clonazepam (generic), Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic), Insomnia, Health

Mon Aug 04, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Broward County, FL, Medicine

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

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.

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CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, West Palm Beach, FL, Medicine

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine

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.

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