Tag Archives: Depression

Brexanolone (Zulresso) for Postpartum Depression Cleared by the DEA, Now Available

Brexanolone, to be marketed by Sage Therapeutics as Zulresso, was initially approved in March 2019, as a treatment for postpartum depression.  At that time, we were told that Zulresso would be available in June 2019. Here are a few updates. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has recommended that brexanolone be placed in schedule IV of… Read More »

Kick Your Depression in the Ass

—I’m not sure I know what to write today. A week ago, I was feeling pretty decent. But, for the last four or five days, I’ve felt “down”. That’s what I call it when it’s not just sadness, but it hasn’t met MY criteria for “depression”. And then, today happened. I was okay in the… Read More »

Drugs with biggest price hikes don’t treat depression or diabetes — they’re for erectile dysfunction

Pfizer Inc.’s Viagra medication Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The prescription drugs that have seen the most rapid growth in cost in the U.S. don’t treat depression, cholesterol or even autoimmune diseases. Blockbuster male libido treatments Viagra and Cialis saw the biggest price hikes among the 17 top-selling brand-name drugs that have seen… Read More »