So when Robert Stewart, 45, stormed the Pinelake Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina and opened fire, killing eight people and wounding two his lawyers got him off citing Ambien as the culprit and not Bob.
Ironcially, Ambien replaced the now banned Halcion, which had been implicated in psychosis, suicide, and addiction.
How is Abien better than Halcion? Ambien's warning label says the drug may produce “abnormal thinking,” and “strange behavior,” but insists these are extremely rare. And adds any anecdotal evidence of “sleep driving,” “sleep eating,” or “sleep shopping," are also rare and really just kinda quirky...
Since people are waking up to the sleep drugs problems coining the term "Ambien Zombies." Nothing on the Ambien warning label refers to zombie behavior, but shouldn't the term "abnormal thinking" and "sleep driving" sorta serve as warning enough?