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|April 28, 2010
|| AstraZeneca to Pay $500 Million for Marketing Seroquel Off-Label
The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will pay the federal government more than $520 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging the company sold its drug Seroquel (quetiapine) for conditions that it had not sought U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The settlement was announced by the U.S. Department of Justice.
|April 26, 2010
|April 19, 2010
|| Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder More Common in Gay Men and Lesbians
People who have engaged in sexual activity with partners of the same sex are more likely to have experienced violence and, in turn, to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study published online April 15 in the American Journal of Public Health.
|April 14, 2010
|| Genetic Test for Bipolar Risk a Real Possibility
A genetic test to measure a person’s risk for developing bipolar disorder is moving closer to reality, according to researchers at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
|April 12, 2010
|April 07, 2010
|| Income Linked to Psychological Distress, Suicide and Substance Use
There’s a definite association between income and psychological well-being. That’s the conclusion of a study published online April 6 in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, which found that the lower a person’s income was, the more likely he or she was to report suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, symptoms of psychological distress and excessive use of substances.
|April 05, 2010
|| Stigma Reduces Compliance With Depression Treatment in Some Latinos
Depressed Latinos who believe most strongly that mental illness is stigmatizing are less likely than other Latinos to take medication, keep appointments and control their depression. These findings were published in the March issue of General Hospital Psychiatry and reported by Health Behavior News Service.