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FDA approves drug to combat postpartum depression

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed specifically for postpartum depression treatment Tuesday. Zulresso, Sage Therapeutics’ first product, is administered as an IV infusion by a professional in a certified healthcare facility. While the treatment lasts more than 60 hours, it reportedly starts working within days. Patients must be monitored during the… Read More »

Pharma CEOs Walk Into a Congressional Hearing to Defend High Drug Prices…

The top executives of seven drugmakers appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why prescription meds are “outrageously expensive,” as Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) put it, especially when compared with the prices of drugs in other countries. The result? Pharma leaders shifted the blame to the insurance industry and pharmacy benefit managers, NPR reports.… Read More »

Drug May Be Safer Option Against Repeat Stroke

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka… Read More »