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2013-10-01 00:21:41

OSAKA, Japan and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD), a debilitating mental health illness affecting approximately 14 million adult Americans in a given year.(1 )The mechanism of the antidepressant effect of Brintellix...

Preschoolers Now Being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Less Often
2013-09-30 11:17:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After going through a period of increasing prevalence, psychiatric drugs are being prescribed less to preschoolers than they were a decade ago, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The national study of two to five year old children, conducted from 1994 to 2009, indicated that the use of psychiatric prescription drugs, such as ADHD or anxiety medications, peaked between 2002 and 2005 then backed off between...

Uncommon Antidepressants Could Become Cancer Treatments
2013-09-27 14:23:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two antidepressants that aren’t often prescribed to patients could soon be recommended to serve a completely different purpose; ward off small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). A new bioinformatics study has found these FDA-approved medications are molecularly predisposed to treat SCLC. By investigating the biochemical foundation of these medications, researchers may be able to repurpose the drug without the lengthy and expensive process...

2013-09-26 17:58:45

Lithium in the brain Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universität München (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from synthetic psychotropic drugs. The tissue samples were examined at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) with the aim of developing a better understanding of the effects this substance has on the human psyche....

Diabetes Risk Is Elevated For Those Taking Antidepressants
2013-09-25 04:31:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Taking antidepressants could increase a person’s risk of contracting type 2 diabetes, researchers from the University of Southampton warn in the latest edition of the journal Diabetes Care. According to Daily Mail Health Reporter Sophie Borland, the study authors conducted a systematic review involving over one million patients, and discovered that men and women taking any type of antidepressant drug face an elevated risk of...

2013-09-23 08:29:31

KHEDEZLA Marketing to Be Supported by Par's Strativa Pharmaceuticals Proprietary Division WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has begun shipping KHEDEZLA (desvenlafaxine) Extended-release (ER) Tablets, 50 mg and 100 mg. Par's development partner, Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp., received approval for its New Drug Application (NDA) for KHEDEZLA ER Tablets from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pursuant to...

2013-09-19 23:36:03

Latest concerns raised in major media over similarities between medications and lack of drug innovations to treat depression and avoid serious side effects. Meanwhile, Resource4thePeople's national network of attorneys will continue offering free consultations to families with children allegedly suffering birth defects after use of SSRIs during pregnancies. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html...

2013-09-18 08:30:43

MIAMI, FL and NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the publication of results from its two Phase 3 clinical studies in Menopause, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of The North American Menopause Society. Brisdelle(TM), paroxetine capsules, 7.5 mg/day, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in June 2013, for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause, commonly referred...

2013-09-18 08:29:04

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced that data from the BELVIQ(®) (lorcaserin HCl) Phase 3 clinical trial program will be presented at the following scientific meeting: 49(th) Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Barcelona, Spain: September 23-27, 2013 Poster: Lorcaserin HCl Phase 3 Trials in Obese and Overweight Patients: Week-52 Outcomes for Those Achieving at Least 5% Weight Loss at...

2013-09-16 23:04:10

Online USA Doctors creates a new comprehensive treatment for those suffering from stress and stress related symptoms without reverting to anti-depressants. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Medical Director of Online USA Doctors provides new treatment for those who suffer from stress related symptoms. Tensions associated with modern living have major implications for the American economy. Stress management expenses and downtime could be costing as much as $300 billion every year....