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2009-01-29 11:35:00

Researchers have concluded that Pfizer Inc's Zoloft and Forrest Laboratories Inc's Lexapro are superior antidepressant drugs compared to 12 other new drugs in their class. Doctors previously considered there to be very little difference between various antidepressants due to previous research, including one 2006 US government study that concluded that patients with major depression fared equally as well on various antidepressant drugs. However, after analyzing data from 117 studies...

2009-01-26 12:38:50

Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America may be taking amphetamines without knowing it, a U.S. physician said. Dr. Pieter Cohen of Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard Medical School said physicians need to be made aware of the range of serious side effects of these drugs so they can identify and treat patients with unexplained symptoms. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the majority of amphetamine-based appetite suppressants, many are still...

2009-01-21 01:07:25

Medication and psychotherapy can benefit people obsessive about their physical appearance, a researcher in South Africa says. Jonathan Ipser of the MRC Research Unit for Anxiety and Stress Disorders at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa said body dysmorphic disorder affects as many as 1 in 20 people. Patients suffering from BDD worry obsessively about their physical appearance, with concerns frequently but not exclusively focused on the skin, hair and nose. They often have very...

2008-12-30 14:16:49

A doctor who prescribed an antidepressant over the Internet to a student who later killed himself was unconscionably negligent, the boy's father said. Convicting Dr. Christian Hageseth of Fort Collins, Colo., who goes on trial in Redwood City, Calif., next month on charges of practicing medicine in California without a license, would send a clear message to those individuals who are blindly writing prescriptions to patients they know nothing about, said David McKay, the father of 19-year-old...

2008-12-24 22:57:27

Researchers in Israel say a popular antidepressant enhances the effect of an anticancer drug used with colon cancer. The Tel Aviv University study validates that the antidepressant with the chemical name fluoxetine and the trade name of Prozac regularly prescribed to ease the emotional pain of those with cancer also helps enhance the effect of the colon cancer drug doxorubicin by more than 1,000 percent. Prozac worked to block the cancer drug from leaving the interior of the cancer cell and...

2008-12-19 11:28:55

Prozac is regularly prescribed to ease the emotional pain of patients who are being treated for cancer. But can this common anti-depressant help to fight cancer itself?Dr. Dan Peer of the Department of Cell Research and Immunology at Tel Aviv University is proving that it can.  A study he and his colleagues recently completed validates that Prozac (chemical name fluoxetine) dramatically enhances the effectiveness of a widely used anti-cancer drug."The good news is that the medical...

2008-11-20 15:49:46

A Somerset, England, woman said her parrot has been put on the anti-depressant Prozac because the death of her husband made the bird depressed. Helen Dance said the death nine months ago of her husband, George, who had raised the parrot from a chick, took a heavy toll on Fred, an African Grey parrot, The Sun reported Thursday. Dance said experts told her the parrot seemed to be suffering from a deep depression because he could not understand George Dance's sudden absence. The widow said Fred...

2008-10-13 03:00:34

By Wall, J K Lilly Endowment Inc. is still on its journey to sell off $2 billion of its Eli Lilly and Co. shares. But after a slow start and a few stops for rest, it may take a little longer to get there than originally thought. The endowment, the single largest holder of Lilly stock, announced its plan to diversify its holdings back in July 2006. For nearly 70 years, the not-for-profit held its wealth almost exclusively in the pharmaceutical company's stock. So far, it has sold off...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

Adheris, Inc., a leader in patient adherence and education programs, announced today the results of a new study that examined adherence rates among patients on SSRI/SNRI antidepressant therapy. Study results showed that patients new to antidepressant treatment and those who had restarted therapy after a lapse of 6 or more months were twice as likely to discontinue therapy in the first 30 days of treatment versus patients previously dispensed an antidepressant. According to lead author...

2008-09-11 03:00:08

By Klinger, Gil Merlob, Paul Abstract: Depression is common in women of childbearing age and especially during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are increasingly being used to treat depression prior to and throughout pregnancy. Up to 30% of the newborn infants exposed to SSRIs may present with clinical signs during the first days after birth. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) describes this clinical syndrome resulting from prior prolonged...


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