Sleeping Pills: An Update
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 10, October 2004
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
While sleeping pills have been around for a long time, the modern age of hypnotics began December 16, 1992, when the FDA approved Ambien (zolpidem). Sonata (zaleplon), a late bloomer, received approval in 1999.