The pharmaceuticalisation of life? A fictional case report of insomnia with a thought experiment

Abstract Background The safety of sleeping pills has increased dramatically during the last 100 years, from barbiturates to bensodiazepines to modern day so-called Z-drugs. Methods The circumstances of prescribing sleeping pills in the early 20th century are illustrated by summarizing the main story...

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Main Author: Emmanuel Bäckryd
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2021-10-01
Series:Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
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