Depression and Abortion, One Handy Pill
Friday, June 27, 2008

This is kind of odd news, I'm not sure where to file it!

Corcept is trying to get mifepristone approved as a treatment for depression. Of course, they renamed it "Corlux".

Mifestripone is also known as RU-486, the abortion pill.

It's documented side effects include:
headache, abdominal pain, cramping, uterine hemorrhage, nausea, diarrhea, and serious, sometimes fatal, infections. (See page 12 of the medical label insert here.)

I have not been able to find the dosage used in the studies. It is fast tracked by the FDA, however.

Oh, and it doesn't seem to really work. Is this Big Pharma's reach to make more money on questionable remedies? A plan to make RU-486 "mainstream" and accepted by Americans as a necessary drug?

H/T Furious Seasons blog.

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posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 6/27/2008 11:42:00 AM | Permalink | |