Possibility that certain hypnotics might cause cancer in skin

@article{Kripke2008PossibilityTC,
  title={Possibility that certain hypnotics might cause cancer in skin},
  author={D. Kripke},
  journal={Journal of Sleep Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
  • D. Kripke
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Sleep Research
Fifteen epidemiologic studies have associated hypnotic drugs with excess mortality, especially excess cancer deaths. Until recently, insufficient controlled trials were available to demonstrate whether hypnotics actually cause any cancers. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval History and Documents were accessed for zaleplon, eszopiclone and ramelteon. Since zolpidem was used as a comparison drug in zaleplon trials, some zolpidem data were also available. Incident cancers occurring… Expand
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