FDA approves first postpartum depression drug
For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians.
The FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso.
It has been shown in clinical trials to work within hours to treat the symptoms of postpartum depression, a serious mental illness that impacts 1 in 9 new mothers after childbirth. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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