Sleeping pill ban puzzles doctors

Webb, Jeremy
October 1991
New Scientist;10/12/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1790, p13
Reports on key issues concerning the ban on the use of the sleeping pill, Triazolam also known as Halcion in Great Britain. Criticisms against the secrecy that surrounds the drug and the clinical trials about its use; Side effects of the drug; Recommendations for previous users; Health risks associated with the drug and other sleeping pill.


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