The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    FDA warns about drugs to treat insomnia

    The FDA is requiring stronger warning labels on 13 sedative-hypnotic sleep aids. In response, the makers of Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta, and Sonata are sending letters to healthcare providers this week discussing the new warnings. They will also develop educational handouts for patients who take these medicine.

    So, what are the non-drug options for people with insomnia?

    I’ve linked to her before, but it’s worth another look at nurse Heathereen Cochran’s detailed review of non-drug sleep aid options.

    She covers lots of information, including these options.

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Stimulus control therapy
    • Progressive muscle relaxation
    • Paradoxical intention
    • Sleep hygiene education

    For more information, there are lots of links here.

    3/15/07 10:04 JR

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