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Sleep Meds

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, December 18

Simple tool predicts life expectancy after dementia diagnosis … FDA approves first triglyceride drug, a complement to statin therapy … Older women top list of those who take weekly sleep meds … NIH launches first trial of therapy for age-related eye disease

How to do it … Choosing sleep meds wisely

There is a dizzying array of over-the-counter and prescription-strength medications designed to encourage sleep. What many providers don’t fully realize, however, is these drugs are not meant as a long-term or permanent solution to conditions such as insomnia. Experts chime in on the risks, as well as proven alternatives.

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