September 12, 2012
Inflammation and Depression: Improving
Therapy Response in Some Patients
What does inflammation have to do with treating depression? Maybe a lot, according to a new study that found that infliximab helped improve response to medication in depressed patients with high inflammation levels.
Here’s what the researchers had to say.
FDA Issues Warning on Off-Label Use
of Sildenafil in Children
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is rare in children, but, when cases occur, the treatment is often similar to adult cases, including the use of pulmonary vasodilators. Now, the FDA is issuing a strong warning against the off-label use of sildenafil in children under the age of 17.
Find out what prompted the warning and label change.
Daily Pill Effective for Some Men Who
Don’t Respond to PRN ED Drugs
As difficult as it is for men to get up the nerve to ask about medication for erectile dysfunction (ED), on-demand versions of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors don’t work in some users, even at the highest doses. A study presented at a recent conference looked at how effective once-a-day tadalafil was in these nonresponders.
Here are the results.