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The Therapeutic Nightmare: The Battle Over the World's Most Controversial Tranquilizer

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By: John Abraham and Julie Sheppard

192 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #106707 | ISBN: 1853836508
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The story of the sleeping pill, Halcion, a tranquilizer associated with serious psychotropic effects; patients experienced amnesia, hallucinations, aggression and, in extreme cases, homicide. Thirteen years after its first release it was banned by the British government. It remains on sale in the United States. This book examines the interests involved - the corporate interests of the manufacturers and distributors, the professional interests of the scientists and researchers, and the medical interests of the doctors prescribing it.

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