Some news releases bring out my inner cynic. Like today's news that FDA has just approved AstraZeneca's Nexium for that grossly underserved population: patients whose digestive systems are not yet formed, yet who show signs of having the dreaded gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
This just in, from BBC News. BBC reports that a team of Argentine scientists found the drug helped hamsters recover up to 50% faster from forward shifts in their daily time cycles. However, the drug only worked in conjunction with light therapy, and only in one time direction - the...
This week marked the 20th anniversary of Prozac. Columnist Anna Moore shared insights and 20 observations on the drug, its history its legacy and uncertain future in "Eternal Sunshine," this recent op-ed published in the U.K.'s Observer.
The New York Times recently reported on research from a journal of psychiatry that one in four people who are diagnosed with "depression" are simply struggling with a very real "life problem," rather than an organic mental condition. I'd bet the numbers could even be higher.