Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0397 - Transportation Safety and Potentially Sedating or Impairing Medications; Public Meeting
Comment Number: EC -6

Accepted - Volume 2

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Kenneth Nichols Date/Time 2001-11-27 13:48:38
Organization International Sleep Institute of WA.
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments The statement by NTSB indicating prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs causing or contributing to an operators impaired alertness and performance maybe an oversight to primary symptoms related to sleep debt/sleep deprvation. This means that accidents related to performance and/or drugs, sleep deprivation,caused by sleep apnea, may play an important role.

EC -6