The Mother Lode–New drug for Postpartum depression

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy.”

“The drug works very quickly, within 48 hours — a significant improvement over currently available antidepressants, which can take two to four weeks to have an effect, if they work at all.”

Medicynical note: but the price of the drug ($34,000) alone exceeds the cost of an entire pregnancy and delivery. American medicine at its be$t.

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