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Report suggests sleeping pills linked to early death

Researchers in America have raised concerns about the safety of certain sleeping pills.

A report published in the British Medical Journal Open suggests you are four times more likely to die prematurely if you are on the medication.

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to Dr Robert Langer, one of the report's authors, and to Malcolm Lader, Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, who said people should be wary of the research.

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  • 28 Feb 2012
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