Dear Annie: My dad's cousin, “John,” is an internist. During my younger sister's wedding weekend, Dr. John stayed with us. Two days before the wedding, my sister was stressed and couldn't sleep. John offered her Ambien. The pill was blue and in a blister pack. He gave her two, even though the label states you shouldn't take them unless you can get six hours of sleep. My sister absolutely didn't have time for that.
I have a prescription for Ambien, and it's white. I have no idea what John gave my sister. At the hairdresser's the next day, she was totally zoned out. Isn't it wrong for physicians to dispense such medications without a prescription?