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Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted by a rising rate of suicides in some groups of veterans., the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen,… Read More »

Sage's postpartum depression drug is approved. Now comes the hard part

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued its first-ever approval of a postpartum depression therapy, offering a new treatment option for the roughly one in nine women who experience this kind of disorder. The question remains, however, of how accessible that option will end up being for patients. Branded as Zulresso, the therapy supplies… Read More »