German Sleep Expert Urges Committee Not To Reverse-Switch Antihistamines
Chair of the German Sleep Society, Ingo Fietze, calls on members of Germany's Expert Committee for Prescription to vote down the proposal to reverse-switch first-generation antihistamines with sedative effect for patients over the age of 65.
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