From the July 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Sleep Aids Criticized

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An expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the prescription sleeping pills most widely used in recent years are not as free of hazard as many physicians believe and that there is little evidence that sleeping pills in general are effective when used nightly over long periods.

-- Harold M. Schmeck Jr.

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