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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...

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...

2011-05-02 19:11:16

Taking two medications for depression does not hasten recovery from the condition that affects 19 million Americans each year, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a national study. "Clinicians should not rush to prescribe combinations of antidepressant medications as first-line treatment for patients with major depressive disorder," said Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi, professor of psychiatry and chief of the division of mood disorders at UT Southwestern and principal...

2011-01-20 08:46:00

- Company Advancing Partnership Discussions and Preparing for Canadian Launch - LAVAL, QC, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS) today announced that Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) has approved OLEPTRO(TM) (trazodone hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets), a novel once-daily formulation of the antidepressant trazodone, for the symptomatic relief of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults. OLEPTRO(TM) acts as a serotonin antagonist reuptake...

2010-12-03 07:15:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Commonly used antidepressants could put patients at a higher risk for heart disease. The University College of London conducted a study which included 15,000 Scottish participants. The researchers compared tricyclic antidepressants to newer types such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, of which there were about 12 million and 21 million prescriptions given last year alone. The findings suggest an association between the use of tricyclic antidepressants and...

2010-08-11 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, owing to the generic erosion of key agents such as Pfizer's Effexor XR, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's Cymbalta/Xeristar and Forest Laboratories'/Lundbeck's Lexapro/Cipralex/Seroplex, the unipolar depression drug market will decrease in size by nearly 10 percent over the next decade in the United States, France, Germany,...

2010-06-01 11:15:00

Consumer Reports said on Tuesday that Americans prefer drugs to talk therapy for depression, with about 80 percent taking a pill for the condition. The group found that the most popular class of drugs remains the so-called SSRIs like Prozac.  People found that newer and pricier antidepressants were less desirable because of the side effects. The consumer group found that patients benefited just as much from therapy. The surveyed said they improved just as much after seven or more...

2010-06-01 07:12:12

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) found a 68% increase in the overall risk of miscarriage in pregnant women using antidepressants. Antidepressants are widely used in pregnancy and up to 3.7% of women will use them at some point during the first trimester. Discontinuing treatment can result in a depressive relapse which can put mother and baby at risk. Most previous studies on the use of antidepressants in pregnancy did not look at miscarriages as a main...

2010-05-24 15:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting suggests a benefit to combining L-methylfolate, a prescription medical food called Deplin®, with an antidepressant at the start of treatment. This retrospective analysis showed a significantly greater improvement in depression symptoms in a shorter period of time, when patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) were started on combination therapy. The...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'