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Panels Weigh Antidepressant That Used Randomized Withdrawal Trial

February 11, 2019
Two FDA advisory panels on Tuesday (Feb. 12) will discuss the safety and efficacy of a novel esketamine drug-device combination intended to treat treatment-resistant depression (TRD), with the proposed treatment marking the first antidepressant product for which a randomized withdrawal trial was used to help show efficacy. Esketamine has not been FDA-approved for any indication but it has been approved as an anesthetic in Europe and South America, FDA explains in its briefing materials. The Institute for Clinical and Economic...


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