Ambien maker responds to Roseanne Barr: 'Racism is not a known side effect'

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After the comedian partly blamed her controversial tweets on taking the sedative, drug-maker Sanofi released a statement

The drug manufacturer Sanofi has clarified that one of its most popular medications, the sedative Ambien, does not cause racism. Sanofi tweeted: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

The company’s statement came after Roseanne Barr partly blamed the drug for the series of racist tweets which led to her ABC sitcom being cancelled.

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