Sleeping Pill Awakens Unconscious Patient

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. We first wrote about Ambien in 2006. See “Awakened by a Sleeping Pill?” Some time ago, doctors discovered that Ambien could bring apparently unconscious patients back to awareness, although the effect would sometimes fade as the drug wore off.  A case in South Africa has repeated the phenomenon. From …

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Awakened by a Sleeping Pill?

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first ran in 2006. “We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state—doctors can only make a sufferer’s last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking … a sleeping …

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