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Experimental Sleep Drug May Cause Fewer Side Effects
Experimental Sleep Drug May Cause Fewer Side Effects

4/4/2013

A new experimental sleep drug may help users avoid the side effects featured in sleep medication already on the market.  Merck officials say their researchers have studied the experimental drug Suvorexant's [[ soo-voh-REX-ants ]] effects on rats and monkeys.  The study found that the drug may help induce sleep without causing memory loss and attention problems sometimes seen in other sleep drugs like Ambien and Lunesta.  The drug is now before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for potential approval


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