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 drug 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 pharmaceutical companies continue to report a shortage of common drugs used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even as recent studies show … Read more

California should end this health insurance tactic that delays urgent treatment

Ocean McIntyre

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 … Read more

Kava plant used for centuries in traditional medicine now being studied for the treatment of PTSD

Kava plant used for centuries in traditional medicine now being studied for the treatment of PTSD

Kava Ceremony in Samoa – University of California Digital Libraries In New Zealand, Pacific Island scientists just received a large grant to conduct an experimental study on the use of traditional kava preparation and the kava ceremony to treat PTSD. Believing it could help treat PTSD and other trauma in soldiers and veterans, police officers … Read more

Denver area hospitals expand mental health and addiction treatment, but we just need more

Denver area hospitals expand mental health and addiction treatment, but we just need more

Anne Felton, senior director for inpatient behavioral health at UCHealth, stands in the new behavioral health unit at the University of Colorado Hospital June 14, 2023 in Aurora, Colorado. UCHealth will soon open unit to support mental health crisis. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) The Denver region is seeing an influx of new mental … Read more

Pete Davidson seeks treatment for mental health issues

Comedian Pete Davidson is seen here wearing a jacket.

Share on PinterestPete Davidson has reportedly sought treatment for mental health disorders. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Comedian Pete Davidson entered a rehabilitation facility to deal with mental ailments including PTSD. Davidson has long been open about having mental health issues. Celebrities speaking out about mental health can help dispel stigma, experts say. Pete Davidson checked into … Read more

Ketamine: Why can’t severely depressed patients access this effective treatment?

A national problem has been entrusted to a small clinic in Moss, says Ingmar Clausen.

Depression is a major cause of decreased quality of life. Between six and twelve percent of all people in Norway suffer from depression at any given time. It can even be fatal. In Norway, around 650 people take their own lives every year. Many of them are severely depressed. Current treatment is not good enough … Read more

Hepatitis C can be cured. So why aren’t there more people getting treatment?

Hepatitis C can be cured.  So why aren't there more people getting treatment?

Hepatitis C can cause severe liver damage and leads to approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States each year. James Cavallini/BSIP/Universal Images hide caption toggle caption on/off James Cavallini/BSIP/Universal Images Hepatitis C can cause severe liver damage and leads to approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States each year. James Cavallini/BSIP/Universal Images Ten years ago, … Read more

Biden’s brother says the president is “very open-minded” about psychedelics for medical treatment

FILE - The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver.  Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD.  On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Files)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Bidens The younger brother said in a radio interview Wednesday that the president has been very open in the conversations the two have had about the benefits of psychedelics as a form of medical treatment. Frank Biden made the comments during a call on the Michael Smerconish program on SiriusXM. The … Read more

Verona Pharma submits a new drug application to the US FDA for ensiphentrin for the maintenance treatment of COPD

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Verona Farmaceutica srl LONDON & RALEIGH, NC, June 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verona Pharma plc (Nasdaq: VRNA) (Verona Pharma or the Company) announces the filing of a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of ensifentrin for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary … Read more