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What You Need to Know About Esketamine, the First Nasal Spray Approved to Treat Depression

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved esketamine, the first nasal spray to treat depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medications without success. Esketamine, which the FDA approved to be taken along with an oral antidepressant, will be marketed under the name Spravato. The drug is specifically approved for people […]

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The FDA Just Approved the First Test for Mycoplasma Genitalium, a Commonly Misdiagnosed STI

The CDC called it an “emerging issue” in 2015, but we wouldn’t blame you if you knew little or nothing about Mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium), a type of bacteria that causes a sexually transmitted infection. But despite the bit of mystery surrounding M. genitalium, the infection can cause serious issues if left untreated. Thankfully, a […]

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First Cannabis-Derived Drug Approved By FDA For Medical Use

DENVER ― Medical marijuana now comes with the FDA seal of approval. On Monday the agency approved its first marijuana-derived drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two rare forms of pediatric epilepsy. The oral solution contains cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound that has proved beneficial in reducing the catastrophic, potentially […]