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Is Sleeping Pill Abuse on the Rise?

Summary: Emergency departments are seeing a rise in cases involving misuse of sleeping pills. Could someone you love be at risk?
Air Date: 5/10/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. David Lee, MD
Dr. David Lee graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He did his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel School of Medicine). He also did a Toxicology Fellowship at Mercy Catholic Medical Centers of Pennsylvania. Presently, Dr. Lee is Director of Research at North Shore University Hospital as well as Associate Professor at Hofstra University School of Medicine in New Jersey.
Is Sleeping Pill Abuse on the Rise?
Is sleeping pill abuse on the rise?

A new study states that there has been a significant rise in emergency room visits among sleeping pill users.

So, why the increase?

In this interview, special guest Dr. David Lee will discuss how sleeping pills work and the dangers that can come along with misuse.

If you or a loved one has trouble sleeping or uses prescription or over-the-counter medication, then you need to listen to this show... It just may save a life.