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Medicine: Sleeping Pills #1051938

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The dependence of many Americans on prescription medication for sleep examined; statistics cited; details given about the prevalence of insomnia among older women and the role of sleep hygiene. [Sleep-deprived woman Patty HAGGERTY‡- says her last full night of sleep was in 2005.] [University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Dr. Philip GEHRMAN†- says most sleeping medications are recommended for use for one month or less.]

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Costello, Tom
Duration:
00:02:10

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