Mortality Risk of Hypnotics: Strengths and Limits of Evidence
Daniel F. Kripke ()
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Daniel F. Kripke: UCSD
Drug Safety, 2016, vol. 39, issue 2, 93-107
Abstract Sleeping pills, more formally defined as hypnotics, are sedatives used to induce and maintain sleep. In a review of publications for the past 30 years, descriptive epidemiologic studies were identified that examined the mortality risk of hypnotics and related sedative–anxiolytics. Of the 34 studies estimating risk ratios, odds ratios, or hazard ratios, excess mortality associated with hypnotics was significant (p
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