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Gene testing to guide antidepressant treatment: Has its time arrived?

Depressive disorders are among the most common conditions that disrupt lives. Fortunately, medications, psychotherapies, and lifestyle changes are usually successful in treating depression and related disorders, even if symptoms are not entirely eliminated. Sometimes people don’t gain sufficient relief from treatment, or must try several medications before finding one that works well. In an age… Read More »

Blue-blooded crabs at heart of pharma dispute on drug testing

ZURICH (Reuters) – If you’ve received a vaccination, hip replacement or chemotherapy without suffering toxic shock, chances are you’ve benefited from a vast bloodletting of horseshoe crabs. Technicians check the size of a horseshoe crab at a Lonza biotech facility on Maryland’s Eastern shore, U.S., in an undated still image from video. Lonza/Handout via REUTERS… Read More »