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Sleeping Pills Linked to Early Death?

This morning, I reviewed an article from Time Magazine reporting an important scientific study linking the use of sleeping pills with early death.  Shockingly, this study found that “[t]he risk of developing lymphoma, lung, colon or prostate cancer associated with sleeping pills was greater than the effect from smoking, says the study’s lead author, Dr. Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic. Kripke says users aren’t warned adequately enough about these risks on the drug’s label. “The results were pretty surprising, and as far as I know, the mortality and cancer risks are not reflected in any labels,” he says.

If you or a loved one have been taking sleeping pills and have health complications, I’d love to hear from you.  There may be a cause of action against the drug manufacturers for failing to warn of the risks of cancer or death.