On March 14, 2007, FDA Orders Stronger Label Warnings for Ambien
Manufacturers have been ordered by the FDA that the labeling requirements for Ambien and other sleep producing formula should be more strict in order to protect the general public. According to the FDA, “sleep driving” is defined as driving while not fully awake after taking sleep aid medication, with no memory of the event. In order to be better informed, it is important to make sure that you are able to read the full text of the law and legal provision being discussed.
On March 8, 2006, many researches suggest Link Between Ambien Use and Car Accidents
Even traffic accidents are found to have been affected by the presence of Ambien. Tests on blood samples of 2,300 impaired drivers in the state of Wisconsin showed that in 53 of the most extreme cases of strange driving behavior, Ambien was found in the blood. The appearance of Ambien in the blood is an indication that there was an overdose or that it was taken in the last 7 to 8 hours. Sanofi Aventis, manufacturer of Ambien, has responded to similar reports in the media by stating that Ambien is safe and effective when taken as prescribed.