Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing case - Reuters - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 22:18

Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing case
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A federal judge on Tuesday denied class certification in a lawsuit claiming Allergan PLC's Forest Laboratories unit misled the public about the efficacy of its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro in treating major depressive disorder in children. U.S ...

Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta - Portland Tribune - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 22:08

Portland Tribune

Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta
Portland Tribune
Yet, it drew opposition from the Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, the Oregon Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. "While I laud efforts to improve access, I have ...

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Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta - Pamplin Media Group - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 21:58

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Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta
Pamplin Media Group
Yet, it drew opposition from the Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, the Oregon Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. "While I laud efforts to improve access, I have ...

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Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' Praised - Medscape - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 20:49

Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' Praised
Medscape
Dubbed the "mental health czar," the newly created position will help to bring together all presidential cabinet positions that deal with mental health and substance use, Saul Levin, MD, CEO and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association ...

Flimsy evidence behind many FDA approvals - Reuters - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 18:31

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Flimsy evidence behind many FDA approvals
Reuters
... accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, and the same is true for most high-risk medical devices, according to two new reports in the Journal of the American Medical ...
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?Philly.com
Implementation of the FDA Accelerated Approval pathway raises questionsThe Pharma Letter (registration)

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Antidepressants: A Real Downer for Alzheimer Patients? - To Your Health - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 17:53

Antidepressants: A Real Downer for Alzheimer Patients?
To Your Health
Seniors are already at increased risk of falls due to balance / stability issues and general frailty associated with old age (and antidepressant use, by the way). Now, research implicates antidepressants as a potential risk factor for head injuries ...

US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years - U.S. News & World Report - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:41

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US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
U.S. News & World Report
"Keeping in mind that antidepressants are used for a multitude of reasons -- not simply depression -- we should expect to see increased use of these medications as the FDA approves more indications for their use," said Dr. Ami Baxi, director of ...
Women are twice as likely to use antidepressants compared to men - but rates are soaring for both genders, new CDC ...Daily Mail

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Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don't know why - Medical Xpress - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:40

Medical Xpress

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don't know why
Medical Xpress
They don't lend themselves to episodic treatment," said Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association. "It's not like you take a course of treatment to (make it) go away." Already, research suggests primary care physicians, who are ...

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How the Threat of War Affects Our Mental Health - Newsweek - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:23

Newsweek

How the Threat of War Affects Our Mental Health
Newsweek
Newsweek spoke with Dr. Charles Marmar, a member of the American Psychiatric Association's committee on psychiatric dimensions of disasters and an adult psychiatrist at NYU Langone in New York City about how the very real threat of terror is impacting ...

Obesity and depression linked, but scientists don't know why - Inquirer.net - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:19

Inquirer.net

Obesity and depression linked, but scientists don't know why
Inquirer.net
They don't lend themselves to episodic treatment,” said Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association. “It's not like you take a course of treatment to [make it] go away.” Already, research suggests primary care physicians, who are ...

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Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts say - WENY-TV

Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts sayWENY-TVThe American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians also have issued policy statements on hate crime as a public health concern.

Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing case - Reuters

Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing caseReutersA federal judge on Tuesday denied class certification in a lawsuit claiming Allergan PLC's Forest Laboratories unit misled the public about the efficacy of its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro in treating major depressive disorder in children.

Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' Praised - Medscape

Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' PraisedMedscapeDubbed the "mental health czar," the newly created position will help to bring together all presidential cabinet positions that deal with mental health and substance use, Saul Levin, MD, CEO and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association ...

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