Colin Powell on (His) Drug Use

Calling Drug Czar John Walters....We did a doubletake when we saw this in Monday's Washington Post. We're still laughing:

Powell's Chemical Equation

Powell described his killer schedule in an interview Thursday with Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, a reporter for a London-based Saudi newspaper.

"So do you use sleeping tablets to organize yourself?" Al-Rashed asked.

"Yes. Well, I wouldn't call them that," Powell said. "They're a wonderful medication -- not medication. How would you call it? They're called Ambien, which is very good. You don't use Ambien? Everybody here uses Ambien."


Zolpidem ( Ambien ) is a Sleeping pill from a newer group of drugs called imidzopyridines. Used primarily for short-term treatment of insomnia in adults.

...Never Take a Double Dose!....The habit-forming potential is high. Psychological and physical dependence is possible. Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.

The list of common and rare side effects gave us the creeps. Sounds like it was written by Czar Walters....and we don't buy a lot of it. Ambien is a popular and widely used prescription sleep medication that is a favorite among, including others, A-type personalities and business people who take overnight flights. But still, for the Secretary of State to broadcast it to the media? What was he thinking?

[thanks to Avedon Carol at Sideshow for the link]

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