Mind-altering, ketamine-like drug OK’d for severe depression

Treatment 03/05/19, 21:28

A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been ...

High hopes & hype for experimental depression drug ketamine

Business 10/31/18, 01:02

An anesthetic also used as the club drug, Special K, is finding new life as unapproved treatment for severe depression.Clinics have opened around the U.S. promising nearly instant relief with ketamine.Lauren Pestikas holds her dog Sambuca in Chicago on Aug. 1, 2018. Since starting treatments with ketamine infusions, she says ...

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