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Abuse Potential of Sleeping Agents: Liability Varies Among Agents


A supplement to Clinical Psychiatry News.
This CLINICAL UPDATE is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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Roland R. Griffiths, PhD
Professor of Behavioral Biology
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Griffiths has disclosed that he is Principal Investigator of two grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (R01 DA03889 and R01 DA03890) and co-investigator on a contract and several other grants from NIDA. During the past 5 years, on issues about drug abuse liability, he has been a consultant to or received grants from the following pharmaceutical companies: Abbott Laboratories, Forest Laboratories Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Orphan Medical, Pharmacia Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, TransOral Pharmaceucticals, Inc., Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He has disclosed that he will be discussing non-medical use (ie, abuse) of various hypnotic drugs.

Topic Highlights

• Abuse Potential of Sleeping Agents: Liability Varies Among Agents
Insomnia: A Brief Review
Effects of Insomnia
Pharmacologic Treatment of Insomnia
Patterns of Sedative/Hypnotic Abuse

• Abuse Potential of Hypnotic Agents: Study Evaluates Relative Abuse Liability
Defining Relative Abuse Liability and Toxicity
Relative Abuse Liability Table
Results of Analysis

Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Inc.

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