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Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
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Commission offers ways to improve physical health of people with mental illness

July 23, 2019
The Lancet Psychiatry Commission, a global taskforce of mental health experts, presented key targets, emerging strategies and recommendations for…
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FDA warns company for selling unapproved CBD products to treat Alzheimer’s, cancer, opioid withdrawal

July 23, 2019
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Curaleaf Inc. for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, online, claiming to…
In the Journals

Stimulant treatment prevents ADHD-related functional complications

July 23, 2019
Treatment with stimulant medications in children with ADHD was linked to a lower risk for functional complications mood, conduct and substance use…

$1.4 billion settlement against opioid manufacturer puts spotlight on generic drugs, treatment gaps

July 23, 2019
The lawsuit involving the manufacturer of Suboxone film that was settled earlier this month for a record-breaking $1.4 billion could change the…
In the Journals

Prenatal opioid use may affect child development through school age

July 23, 2019
Prenatal opioid exposure may negatively impact neurocognitive and physical development, and those effects can last until adolescence, according to…
In the Journals

Teens more likely to jump to heroin after misusing prescription opioids

July 22, 2019
Teenagers who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use during high school were significantly more likely to later use heroin, according to…
Commentary

TMS can offer relief from anxiety

July 22, 2019
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment for major depression using magnetic pulses targeted at a…
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Treating patients with migraine: What PCPs need to know

July 22, 2019
There is a 6-month waiting list for an appointment at Montefiore Headache Center, which Richard B. Lipton, MD, directs — with similar…
In the Journals

Depression treatment lacking in black, Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes

July 22, 2019
Fewer black and Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes receive pharmaceutical treatment for depressive symptoms than their white peers, according to…
In the Journals

Genetic origins of anorexia both psychiatric, metabolic

July 22, 2019
Results from a genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics implicated metabo-psychiatric origins of anorexia nervosa, supporting the…
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App increases depression screenings in pregnant women

July 22, 2019
Incorporating a smartphone app into an OB-GYN practice increased the number of depression screenings and improved early identification and treatment…
Meeting News

Migraine attack risk increases with each premonitory symptom

July 19, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The risk for migraine attack may increase with the presence of each premonitory symptom, including excessive yawning, mood…
Meeting News

Many patients find migraine medications ineffective, some turn to opioids

July 19, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Results from a large study of patients with chronic migraine found that a significant number of patients discontinued…
In the Journals

Depression linked to increased IBD activity

July 19, 2019
Researchers found that depression was independently associated with greater inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, activity, and that less positive…
In the Journals

Diagnostic clarity needed to distinguish physician burnout, depression

July 19, 2019
Although emphasis has been put on combatting physician burnout, physician depression remains largely ignored, according to a viewpoint published in…
In the Journals

Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…

Using speech-based technologies to detect mental illness

July 18, 2019
The potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to identify mental illness continues to be exciting area of research…
Meeting News

Digital therapeutic device safe, effective in acute migraine

July 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A digital therapeutics device was found to be safe and effective in the treatment of acute migraine, according to a study…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
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