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Ambien-Maker to Roseanne: Racism is Not Side Effect of Our Drug

The maker of the drug Ambien has a message for recently disgraced sitcom star Roseanne Barr.

May 30, 2018 - 10:23 am

The maker of the drug Ambien has a message for recently disgraced sitcom star Roseanne Barr: Racism is not a side effect of our drug.

Sanofi is the maker of Ambien. In response to Roseanne's excuse that Ambien played a role in her racist tweet, the drug maker tweeted: "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

Ambien, also known as Zolpidem, is a sleep medication. People use it to treat insomnia.

ABC cancelled its hit reboot of "Roseanne'' following Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.