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Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic?

Posted by Quintal on July 5, 2008, at 10:14:24

In reply to Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic?, posted by linkadge on July 5, 2008, at 8:45:13

For the record, Dr K also thinks taking melatonin and antihistamines for sleep is a bad idea, more because they are being used as sleep aids than any evidence that they are actually harmful. He seems to have developed some sort of fixation early in his career on the idea that anything that helps insomniacs sleep is inherently harmful. The website is poorly constructed, almost fanatically biased, and is littered with basic spelling mistakes and other obvious errors. One worries that the quality and motives of his research is on a par with his website.

Just a smaple quote:

"I am not insensitive to the idea that some dying people at the end of their lives should receive medications to ease their pain when they want them, even if it shortens their lives. Most people who take sleeping pills are a long way from being ready to die. I do not think that relief of distress justifies a drugs which may shorten life for most people who take sleeping pills. Regardless of whether or not you agree with assisted suicide, most patients who seek sleeping pills are not ready for this assistance."

I just the feeling he has a rather extreme calvanistic view on anything that brings sensations comfort or wellbeing to the patient. I think this is what colours and motivates his research.





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