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Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Gentle art of Prescribing Soporifics

In the Good Old Days
I could get pentobarbital
every now and then
and have amazing dreams
and feel wonderful the next day
with no come-down.
But by 1970 it had been added to
the list of dangerous, addictive soporific-hypnagogics
that were Not To Be Prescribed

Doctors then pushed
Mogadon (alias Nitrazepam,
for some a quick route to depression
and even suicide) -
then Temazepam
(alias Restoril and Normison)
which kids soon learned to take
intravenously, to their cost -
but now it's difficult
even to get Temazepam
so the sleepless are (utterly) lost.

Note: British doctors are now prescribing Melatonin
which can turn some people into jet-lagged zombies.

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