By David Mittleman

Former NFL Player’s Crimes Highlight Dangers of Sleep Drugs

Darren Sharper, a former NFL player, started taking Ambien in 2012 after retiring from the game to treat his ongoing insomnia. He became a frequent user, with records indicating that he took 70 pills in 65 days through mid-January of 2014. Besides his own dependence problem, Sharper also allegedly used the drug to rape women by placing it in their drinks. In January of this year, he was arrested by Los Angeles police and he has since been indicted on two more counts of rape in …read more