mental health, Esketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treating Depression With Esketamine

Depression is a mental health disorder which affects millions of Americans, and even more around the globe. Left untreated, this mental illness can severely impact the quality of one’s life. People will often turn to drugs and/or alcohol to cope. While self-medication may provide some temporary relief, in the long run such actions only serve...
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Should Doctors Undergo Pain Management Training?

Prescription painkillers are extremely dangerous, as is evident by the 44 overdose deaths that occur every day in the United States as a result of the legal narcotics. Those with a history of opioid addiction will tell you that there is a fine line between a good high and an overdose, a tightrope walk between...
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FDA Announces Measures to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been under fire in recent years regarding the prescription opioid epidemic, which many believe the agency had a hand in creating and that their response has been thus far inadequate. After coming under fire by Congress, last week the FDA has announced a number measures for combating...
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FDA Approves OxyContin for Children

When people think of the prescription opioid epidemic that has been plaguing this country for some time now, often the first drug that comes to mind in OxyContin ® (oxycodone). The drug is quite effective at combating severe chronic pain and was widely prescribed by many primary care physicians since the late 1990s. Unfortunately, while...
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Parents Meet PALCOHOL ~ Just Add Water!

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PALCOHOL – AKA Powdered Alcohol We want to take just a few minutes today to introduce our readers to PALCOHOL, short for powdered alcohol. Yes, we said powdered. PALCOHOL comes in a one ounce 4 X 6 inch package and according to the latest news on March 10, 2015, PALCOHOL received...
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FDA Safety Alert: Pure Powdered Caffeine

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA issues safety alert on powdered pure caffeine Summertime always seems to produce a number of safety alerts. These alerts can be severe weather alerts, shark alerts, flash flood alerts, foreign travel alerts, and health alerts. The sources for health alerts range from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now warning...
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FDA Starts The Conversation About E-Cigarettes

English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA is proposing rules to regulate E-Cigarettes…what do you think? Seriously, do you have any comments about this topic, because if so, then you have until July 9, 2014, to weigh in. The summary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule issued on April 25,...
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Hooked On Vaping? Learn More About E-Cigarettes

Do you vape? If you don’t know the meaning of the word vape, then there is a pretty good chance that you don’t do it! However, it could be that you have family members who vape or maybe friends or co-workers. Don’t try to look up the word in Webster’s dictionary or; both sources...
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Proposed Hydrocodone Combination Products Reclassification

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA to submit formal recommendation to HHS regarding reclassifying hydrocodone This heading seems straightforward. Don’t you think? It might surprise you to learn more about the steps involved in reclassifying a drug. On October 24, 2013, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a formal...
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FDA Requires New Addiction Warning Labels For Opioid Analgesics

Labels really are a part of our daily routine… How many times during the course of a day do you read a label? Maybe you stop to read a food label to determine how many calories are in the product or the number of sodium milligrams or whether or not the product is stale dated or even...
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