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The History of Sleeping Pills

The History of Sleeping Pills

Inducing sleep can be traced back to ancient times. People used herbs, smoked opium and drank excessively to force themselves to sleep. It wasn’t until the second Scientific Revolution (16th-18th centuries) that formal chemistry introduced drugs that could knock people out. During the 19th century, ether was used as an anesthetic and was abused by many. Doctors […]

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FDA Approves New Drug To Regulate Circadian Rhythm

Vanda Pharmaceuticals intends on bringing better sleep to thousands of people across the United States. Their new drug, Hetlioz was just very recently approved by U.S health regulators. Hetlioz will be used to regulate the natural internal body clocks, or circadian rhythms, of patients who are blind, helping the sleep better with a normal sleep […]

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