FDA approved first-ever drug for postpartum depression


MOMS SUFFERING FROM POSTPARTUM
DEPRESSION, BUT IT COMES WITH A
HEFTY PRICE.>>ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER
MARISSA ARMAS TELLS US WHAT THIS
NEW MEDICATION IS AND HOW MUCH
IT COSTS. WHAT –>>
>>IT’S CALLED ZULRESSO, AND
IT’S THE FIRST-EVER MEDICATION
MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN
STRUGGLING WITH POSTPARTUM
DEPRESSION. ONLY CATCH, IT COSTS ABOUT
$34,000 PER PATIENT BEFORE
DISCOUNTS.>>IT WAS JUST A TIME THAT WAS
FILLED WITH DESPAIR AND SADNESS,
AND I FELT LIKE THINGS COULD NOT
POSSIBLY GET BETTER.>>DAYS AFTER HAVING HER SECOND
CHILD, VANESSA BUSH DIDN’T FEEL
LIKE HER NORMAL SELF.>>I HAD HEARD OF BABY BLUES,
AND I THOUGHT THAT PERHAPS I WAS
EXPERIENCING SOMEHTING LIKE
THAT, BUT IT WAS EVEN MORE
INTENSE THAN THAT.&
THE INTENSITY CAME FROM THE DESK –>>THE INTENSITY CAME
FROM THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
AT FROM THE POSTPARTUM
DEPRESSION THE FIRST FRONT OF
HIM IS TO SERVE WHEN SUFFERING
FROM POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION THAT SOME MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS [NO
AUDIO] ARE SKEPTICAL AND CONCERN
THAT HOPEFULLY THIS SETTING CAN
THINK YOU REALLY DID TURKEY ALL
WHO ARE HAVING MILD SYMPTOMS AND
MODERATE SYMPTOMS ARE MEETING EVEN PREVENTING YOU KNOW SEEN
THEIR PROVIDERS GONE DOWNSTAIRS
MY SPENDING WAS AWAY FROM ISN’T
GL [NO AUDIO]
>>IT IS A VERY PERSONAL
DECISION.>>THAT $34,000 FOR THE DRUG
DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER HOSPITAL
COSTS. RIGHT NOW INSURANCE COMPANIES
ARE EVALUATING WHETHER THI

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