News tagged with antidepressants

Feds fine St. Louis drug maker $3.5 million

(AP)—A St. Louis-based drug maker is paying $3.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that it illegally paid doctors to prescribe out-of-date antidepressants and sleep aids to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Jul 19, 2013
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Sickness certification challenges the physician

Difficulties in assessing the patients work capacity, non-medical problems, and handling situations in which the patients have different opinions about the need for sick leave are some of the challenges that physicians meet ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Antidepressants linked to thicker arteries

Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, in a study of twin veterans. The data is being presented Tuesday, April 5 at the American College of Cardiology ...

Apr 02, 2011
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FDA declines to approve Orexigen diet drug

(AP) -- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. shares plunged nearly 75 percent in pre-market trading Tuesday after U.S. health officials declined to approve the experimental weight loss pill Contrave.

Feb 01, 2011
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