Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: ketamine safety

Nasal Spray for Depression? Not So Fast

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Several members of the FDA Advisory Committee perceived this new drug as a potential “game changer” in the way depression is treated. I, however, am NOT one of them. I take my role as the Consumer Representative very seriously and want to make sure that any pharmaceutical drug that the FDA approves shows greater benefit than potential harm.

Suicide, Ketamine, the Propaganda Model and the New York Times

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A lengthy NYT op-ed had offered what I considered to be a fairly insane solution: “an old anesthetic called ketamine that, at low doses, can halt suicidal thoughts almost immediately.” Despite recognizing how much power the psychiatric-pharmaceutical industrial complex has over the NYT, I submitted my own op-ed in response.

Ketamine Antidepressant Could Bring Opioid-Like Addiction Risks

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From The Independent: "Ketamine-based treatments for severe depression could further fuel the addiction epidemic sweeping the US, researchers have warned, after a new study found the...

The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

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From TIME: The club drug ketamine has been found in some small studies to help treat people categorized as having treatment-resistant depression. However, while ketamine has...

New Study Casts Doubt on Efficacy of Ketamine for Depression

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A new study, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, investigated the effectiveness of weekly intravenous ketamine injections as a treatment for...

“Warning Over Ketamine Use for Depression”

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The Daily Telegraph reports on a warning published in the Medical Journal of Australia that urges doctors not to “jump the gun in prescribing patients the drug ketamine to treat depression.”