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Break free: New treatment helps people stop using addictive opioid painkillers

A landmark clinical study tested a program that included combined individual and group support sessions. It found that one in five individuals were able to stop using opioids without experiencing an increase in pain levels after one year. This new treatment option is considered an alternative to the use of opioids and, according to experts, …

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Innovative Alzheimer’s drug slows disease: A new era for treatment

Medicinal From Marc Lallanilla July 17, 2023 | 10:53am In the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, experts are excited about a new weapon. A drug called donanemab, developed by Eli Lilly, has had a successful clinical trial and is expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this fall. People taking donanemab had a …

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Allan says no treatment for depression has worked for him. He then he tried ketamine

KEY POINTS Ketamine is a promising new treatment for depression, say researchers. The groundbreaking research has opened up enormous opportunities for research into other uses of the drug. Allan Kelly, who has suffered from depression all his life, says ketamine saved him. Allan Kelly, a 74-year-old retiree from NSW, says he has suffered from depression …

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ADHD Treatment Drug Shortages Continue as Studies Point to Rising Prescriptions - Maryland Matters

ADHD Treatment Drug Shortages Continue as Studies Point to Rising Prescriptions – Maryland Matters

Federal drug agencies and pharmaceutical companies continue to report a shortage of common medications used to treat symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Stock.adobe.com photo by Alex DiStasi. Federal drug agencies and drug companies continue to report shortages of common drugs used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even as recent studies show an …

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Tackling Both Stress and Depression A new potential depression treatment with minimal side effects

New research has demonstrated the antidepressant and antistress effects of KNT-127, a potent delta opioid receptor (DOP) agonist, in a mouse model. The study showed that KNT-127 reduced inflammation and neonatal neuronal death in the hippocampus, potentially offering a more effective and faster-acting treatment for depression with fewer side effects than conventional antidepressants. Researchers have …

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California should end this health insurance tactic that delays urgent treatment

In summary Many Californians who need urgent health services are often delayed due to an insurance protocol known as prior authorization. A bill in the Legislature could reform prior authorization rules so that it no longer serves as a barrier to essential treatment. Guest comment written by Ocean McIntyre Ocean McIntyre is a space science …

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