By: John Abraham and Julie Sheppard
192 pages, Figs, tabs
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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