FDA approves new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression; available only at a certified doctor’s office or clinic

For Immediate Release: March 05, 2019 Español[1] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medicines but have not benefited from them (treatment-resistant depression). Because of the risk of serious adverse outcomes resulting from sedation and dissociation caused...

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Sage Therapeutics Plans New Studies of Investigational Antidepressant

After a Breakthrough Therapy guidance meeting with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Sage Therapeutics announced plans to launch 3 additional studies of its investigational drug zuranolone. If successful, the studies could lead toward 3 distinct indications for the medication: for use as an oral therapy in women with postpartum depression, for use as an acute rapid response therapy...

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The Punishing Sun by Liza Béar

I’m in flight, I’m delirious, I’ve shed my urban chrysalis. Far below, on a vanishing horizon, the city retreats like a smudge, a fading bruise on the skin of the earth, the last trace of a disease. I look down on stately columns of cottony clouds, alabaster and ivory. Luminous in the sun, they make of me, they’d make of...

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Articles by Lucy Hancock | The Guardian, VICE, VICE UK Journalist

vice.com[1] — Photo by Jason Macdonald For years, the single girl has been suffering from a PR crisis, one that can be traced from Joan of Arc through Elizabeth I to the fourth series of Miranda. Sure, we’ve stopped being drowned as witches but, in 2015, female singledom isn’t exactly dripping with cachet, is it? It’s still “poor Jen”, it’s...

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