Postpartum depression: There’s finally a drug for it. Too bad it’s $34,000. –

About one in seven women who have a baby go on to experience the black cloud of postpartum depression. More intense and persistent than the “baby blues,” PPD, as it’s known, can strain a mom’s ability to care for herself and her new baby, flooding her with a paralyzing, “breathtaking sadness,” as one mom called it. To date, there’s been no antidepressant specifically designed for these new moms. So many women are prescribed drugs that were approved for the general population. That means it’s not clear they’re safe or effective, and they don’t always work. On Tuesday, the Food and ...

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