Tuesday, August 14, 2007

'Sleepees' herbal pills contain prescription drugs

From CTV News:
Thousands of Canadians turn to herbal remedies to help them get a good night's sleep, believing that because the products are all-natural, there's no risk of addiction.

But some have found this is not always the case. Health Canada has recalled five herbal products in recent months because they contained potentially addictive prescription drugs. That's sparked a number of class action lawsuits against the manufacturers as well as worries that many Canadians may still be using these potentially addictive products.

Leslie Alexander and Brenda Connell suffered from insomnia, as many Canadians do. According to a recent study by Statistics Canada, one in every seven Canadians aged 15 or older -- about 3.3 million of us -- have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. ...more

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