The Thai teens who were trapped in a flooded cavern last summer were given ketamine so they would not panic during the complicated rescue. Twelve soccer players and their coach were left stranded in Thuam Lung cave after monsoon waters blocked the way out. Rescue divers had to manoeuvre them […]
On Tuesday, a drug inspired by ketamine and made by Johnson & Johnson became the first new depression drug in 35 years. Regulators approved the drug, a nasal spray called Spravato, which is a brand name for esketamine. The approval comes on the heels of a favourable vote from experts […]
A first-of-its-kind treatment for depression got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of scientists convened by the US Food and Drug Administration. Experts concluded that the drug, called esketamine and inspired by ketamine, is safe and effective and said its benefits outweighed its risks. Their input will play […]
Once dismissed as a “party drug,” ketamine is emerging as a potential alternative treatment for depression. A growing list of academic medical centres now offer the drug, including Columbia University, which began offering ketamine to patients with severe depression this fall. Ketamine works differently from common antidepressants like Celexa or […]
A new study from Stanford sheds light on how ketamine works in the brain to alleviate depression. The research suggests that the drug not only impacts a network of switches called the glutamate system, but also engages the opioid system – the same one that’s activated by opioid painkillers. The […]
After 35 years of mediocre depression drugs, pharmaceutical companies are jazzed about several new drugs inspired by the club drug ketamine. Allergan, the multinational pharmaceutical giant known for Botox and birth control, recently dove into research on an injectable depression drug called Rapastinel. Most recently, the company announced it was […]
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs’ potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression. That research seems to be leading to the development of new and novel prescription drugs. Illicit drugs like mushrooms, ecstasy, and ketamine are inspiring a range of potential treatments for diseases […]
Ketamine is emerging as a potential new drug for depression – the first of its kind in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson plans to file for FDA approval of a nasal spray formula called esketamine this year. On Saturday, they presented new research suggesting the drug worked well alongside a […]
Ketamine is emerging as a potential new drug for depression – the first of its kind in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson is actively pursuing a nasal formulation of the drug. Researchers plan to present the results of an advanced clinical trial of the formula next month at the American […]
Ketamine – used legally as an anesthetic and illegally in club settings – is emerging as a potential new treatment for some types of depression. A new study found that ketamine was better at curbing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients than a sedative. Researchers have called ketamine “the most important […]
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