FDA says more warning needed for sleeping pills

By WEEK Producer

May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM CDT

About 8 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills.

Now the Food and Drug Administration says more warning needs to be added to the pills

The FDA says the sleeping pill Lunesta must alert users to the possibility of being too drowsy to drive or perform other activities even after they wake up the next morning.

The dosage of Lunesta will also be lowered.

A recent study showed that even when patients felt alert the next day, their coordination and driving skills were likely to be impaired.

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