Do all hypnotic and sedatives have risk for cancer?

  title={Do all hypnotic and sedatives have risk for cancer?},
  author={Usman Iqbal and Wen-Shan Jian and Chih-Wei Huang and Arslan Inayat and Yu-Chuan Jack Li},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
To the Editor: We read with interest the recently published study by Sivertsen et al. [1] about the sleep medications use and cancer risk. We were interested to see whether European population results would be generalizable to Asian population. We investigated the long-term use of benzodiazepines and cancer risk [2]. We designed a longitudinal population-based case– control study by using 12 years (1998–2011) Taiwan National Health Insurance Database. We identified cases diagnosed with cancer… CONTINUE READING
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