Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:45 pm
Summary Box: FDA cuts Ambien dose over safety risk
By The Associated Press
DRIVING ACCIDENTS: The agency said it has received reports of driving accidents caused by the drugs for years. But recently one drugmaker performed the first studies measuring patients' driving ability while taking various drug doses.
SLEEP ALTERNATIVES: The FDA action only affects medicines containing the drug zolpidem. Other popular sleeping drugs like Lunesta and Sonata contain different drugs.