Researchers have figured out how the drug ketamine's antidepressant effect works in the brain. The work could lead to safer versions of the treatment.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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Scientists have found a way to create the Parkinson's drug L-DOPA and the amino acid proline out of garbage materials.
Nov. 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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A drug originally used to treat high blood pressure can help people with alcohol withdrawal symptoms reduce or eliminate their drinking, researchers say.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~4 min
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New findings suggest fluvoxamine, a drug commonly taken for social anxiety disorder or depression, could prevent some serious complications of COVID-19.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Though prescriptions for antipsychotic medications for kids have declined, doctors are still giving children these prescriptions for off-label conditions.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~4 min
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The percentage of health spending that went to "orphan drugs" for rare childhood diseases rose 65% in 5 years. Families’ portion rose even faster.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
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Metabolic Translator, a new deep-learning tool, may offer a way to see how drugs in development will work in the body, not just the lab.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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Adults who added an antipsychotic to their depression treatment had a death risk compared to patients who added an antidepressant, a new study finds.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~4 min
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The opioid prescription you get after knee surgery depends on where you live. Many are at strength levels linked to a risk of overdose death.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~4 min
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