Sleeping medications may be linked to a higher risk of death and a slightly higher risk ofcancer.
I'm Erin White and THIS is a dailyRx Minute.
When counting sheep and hot herbal tea don't work, people may turn to sleeping pills.
But the long-term risks of these medications may not be worth it.
Patients receiving sleeping pills have a higher risk of death than those NOT prescribed sleepingpills.
Even patients given FEWER than 18 sleeping pills a YEAR have a risk of dying about 3TIMES HIGHER than those not taking sleeping pills.
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