More than two dozen current or former Ambien users from West Michigan reacted to a 13 Watchdog investigation that found a woman attempting to use a sleep driving defense to explain her erratic driving, reports WZZM.

Dr. Mayman told us he doesn’t think the medication is effective beyond a few weeks of use but concluded the benefits outweigh the risks in some cases.

“I would not say take it off the market because there are many other similar medications that kind of have the same effects,” Dr. Mayman said.  “It’s a matter of people being informed before taking medication and knowingly taking a risk.”