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2010-06-01 13:30:19

University of Michigan scientists have provided the most detailed picture yet of a key receptor in the brain that influences the effectiveness of serotonin-related antidepressants, such as Prozac. The findings, which appear online Monday ahead of print in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, open the door to providing a more targeted treatment of depression and anxiety with fewer side effects. Depressive disorders change a person's mood, emotions and physical...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sermo (http://www.sermo.com/client), the world's largest online community for physicians, today announced a Sermo Category Report titled Antidepressant Treatment Behaviors. The report surveyed more than 200 primary care physicians and covers a variety of topics including product choice drivers, treatment paths, referring habits, and overall issues in depression management. According to physician respondents, about 30% of their patients suffer from...

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2010-04-02 11:15:00

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reversing its longstanding policy prohibiting antidepressant use among pilots, and will allow use of the medication in certain circumstances beginning Monday. According to an April 2 article by Mike Ahlers of CNN, the FAA believes that "pilots with mild to moderate depression will be allowed to fly while taking antidepressants if they can demonstrate they have been satisfactorily treated for at least 12 months." "The new policy will improve safety...

2010-03-24 14:37:48

Barcelona, Spain -- Recently published research has shown that some breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen may not be getting the full benefit of their treatment because they have also been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), prescribed drugs that inhibit the effect of an important enzyme. Now researchers have developed a strategy for overcoming this problem, the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) in Barcelona will hear today (Wednesday). Mr. Sean...

2010-03-17 16:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today issued a statement and details regarding the stolen company products from its distribution operations in Enfield, Connecticut on Sunday, March 14. Lilly is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA), and other law enforcement officials, to recover cases of select lots of pharmaceutical products that were stolen from one of Lilly's United States...

2010-03-08 15:02:40

Some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased chance of developing cataracts, according to a new statistical study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University. The study, based on a database of more than 200,000 Quebec residents aged 65 and older, showed statistical relationships between a diagnosis of cataracts or cataract surgery and the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...

2010-02-25 09:45:00

SSRIs offer model for drug development opportunities to treat rheumatoid arthritis A new study found that fluoxetine (Prozac®) and citalopram (Celexa®) treatment significantly inhibited disease progression of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice. Research led by Sandra Sacre, Ph.D. from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in the UK studied the anti-arthritic potential of these drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),...

2010-02-05 13:47:30

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered and synthesized a new compound that in laboratory and animal tests appears to be similar to, but may have advantages over one of the most important antidepressant medications in the world. A patent has been applied for on the compound, and findings on it published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Continued animal studies and eventually, human clinical trials will be necessary before the compound could be approved for human medical use,...

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2010-01-26 13:38:13

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding benefits both infants and mothers in many ways as breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections....

2009-10-27 12:31:34

TAU seeks genetic "Prozac markers" to find a simple test for treating depression Prozac works wonders for some depressed people, but not for others. In some cases, patients derive little benefit and at worst, it can lead to bizarre hallucinations and fits of rage. Researchers and doctors remain puzzled as to what causes the wide range of reaction to Prozac and similar antidepressants. The answer, Tel Aviv University researchers believe, can be found in a patient's genes. And if their research...