Monday, March 17, 2014
This is not an isolated case. In Sept. 12, 2006, The Guardian reported that Louis Viljoen, a South African man in a persistent vegetative(PVS) state since 1994, woke fully and began talking in 1999 when doctors gave him zolpidem . Dr. Wally Nel is quoted in the Guardian as saying, "Something strange and wonderful is happening here and we have to get to the bottom of it." Since Louis, Dr. Nel told the Guardian he has treated more than 150 brain damaged patients with zolpidem and has seen improvements in 60% of them.