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2012-05-23 05:37:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study shows that critically ill patients were more likely to die if they were taking commonly prescribed antidepressants before being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The study was conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Using a retrospective study, they analyzed the electronic medical records of 10,568 patients to look at in-hospital mortality and...

2012-04-12 09:23:28

Today´s anti-depressant medications can ease depression in Parkinson´s patients without worsening other symptoms of the disease, according to a study published online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Depression is the number-one factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson´s disease,” said Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., who led the study. “It causes a great deal of suffering among...

2012-04-12 05:24:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the United States alone, half a million people are affected by Parkinson´s disease. Almost half of people with Parkinson's suffer from depression and it is a major cause of disability. But there is good news. According to a new study published by Neurology®, certain antidepressants appear to decrease depression in people with Parkinson's disease without worsening motor problems. Parkinson´s disease is a chronic neurologic disorder that worsens over...

2012-04-05 21:01:19

African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorder are less likely to get antidepressants than Caucasian patients, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to get the newest generation of antidepressants. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health examined data from 1993 to 2007 to try to understand the antidepressant prescribing patterns of physicians. They looked at two things: who received antidepressants, and what type of antidepressant...

2012-03-14 10:00:00

The Barrera Law Firm, based in Harlingen, TX, is assisting Texas children who were born with birth defects allegedly due to mothers taking an antidepressant such as Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Effexor and Celexa during pregnancy. Harlingen, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The Barrera Law Firm, based in Harlingen, TX, is assisting Texas children who were born with birth defects due to mothers taking an antidepressant such as Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Effexor and...

2012-02-07 12:21:21

Drugs also found effective in reducing suicidal behavior in adults, elderly In 2004, concerns about antidepressant drugs increasing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young patients prompted the FDA to issue a rare "black box warning." Now, a new analysis of clinical trial data finds that treatment with the antidepressant fluoxetine did not increase – or decrease – suicidality in children compared to placebo treatment. An analysis built on data from 41 trials and more than...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a neuroscience focused company, today announced Fluoxetine Tablets 60 mg are now available by prescription nationwide. This is the only fluoxetine product available in a 60 mg, single-dose tablet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Edgemont's New Drug Application (NDA) for its fluoxetine tablets in October 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/NY39251-a) (Photo:...

2011-10-23 00:40:00

Gilman Law LLP, a National Law Firm Representing the Victims of Defective Drugs, is Investigating Claims Allegedly Stemming from Birth Defects Caused by Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants (SSRIs), Including Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Zyban. Naples Fl (PRWEB) October 22, 2011 Gilman Law LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by defective drugs and medical devices, is investigating cases on behalf of...

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2011-08-04 06:45:00

Antidepressant use and the risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population-based cohort study New generation antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with an increased risk of several severe adverse outcomes in older people compared with older tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), finds a study published in the British Medical Journal on August 3. The authors say the risks and benefits of different antidepressants should be carefully evaluated...

2011-06-02 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (HCl) Extended-release (ER) Capsules, 37.5 mg (base), 75 mg (base) and 150 mg (base), the generic version of Wyeth's Effexor XR® Capsules, which are used in the treatment of major depressive...