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“Depression and kids: Why antidepressants shouldn’t be ruled out”

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This June 24, 2014 article on the Philly.com website talks about suicide in kids and teens and whether the risk outweighs the benefit when it comes to treating a child who is depressed with medication or not.

English: Kids at shore

English: Kids at shore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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March is National Nutrition Month

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“Proposed food labels stress calories, sugar, portions”

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One of Joes food and sometimes even beverage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This February 27, 2014 Detroit Free Press article talks about proposed changes to food and beverage labels that are hoped to make is simpler for consumers to know what the nutritional value of the food they are buying is.

 

 

 

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“E-cigarettes carry allure and dangers”

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This February 3, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about concern by the FDA over the use of e-cigarettes.  The concerns mentioned in the article include not only the idea that for teens, e-cigarettes could be a gateway type device to smoking, but also they have concern about the unknown long-term effects of inhaling propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin both are considered safe as food additives, but it is unknown about the effect of inhaling these chemicals into the lungs.

 

 

 

 

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“Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder”

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English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 1, 2013 Article found on the Philly.com website talks about a medication recently approved by the FDA for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

“Preschoolers’ Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows”

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“Shire’s Russell on office space, off-label marketing, ADHD medicine”

 

 

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This August 14, 2012 article on Philly Pharma website talks about issues surrounding Shire and covers topics specific to ADHD medications, but includes comments indicating they are running trials to test other uses for

 

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A container of Adderall XR (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

medications they produce.

 

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