Wellbutrin XL, Vets suicide risk, Acne treatments
|Updated: 10/08/2012 6:00 pm
||Published: 10/08/2012 3:49 pm
The generic version of a popular anti-depressant drug, apparently isn't working for some people.
The FDA says tests show that the generic version of Wellbutrin XL isn't as effective.
Hundreds of patients complained, sparking an FDA investigation.
So Teva Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories is pulling its generic version of Wellbutrin XL.
The company says there are no safety issues associated with the generic products.
Vets Suicide Risk
Can fish oil help stop veterans from killing themselves?
Scientists are trying to find out, because the government says the suicide rate for veterans is almost double the rate for the general population.
For six months, the army will have veterans drink smoothies high in omega-three fatty acids which are found in fish oil.
These veterans are already being treated for mental health problems.
Others will get a placebo.
The army is working with the medical university of South Carolina the veterans administration and the national institutes of health to see if emotional disorders are linked.
Acne is a skin problem that typically affects teenagers.
It develops when pores become clogged by the oils and other substances on the skin.
Dermatologists say women should look for makeup that is "non-comedogenic" which means non-acne forming.
And athletes should get into the habit of showering immediately after a practice or game.
Plus you can buy over-the-counter remedies which can take about six to eight weeks before they begin to work.
If cleaning isn't getting the job done, you should see a dermatologist.
They can help make it more mild and keep acne from leaving you with permanent scars.
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