Weekly Rx Roundup for Aug. 7, 2023

Top pharmacy news stories of the week:

PBS News Hour Story: How the prescription drug supply chain is killing local pharmacies

Understanding the independent pharmacy business in the U.S.

August legislative recess is here

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FDA Approves First Postpartum Depression Pill

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever pill for postpartum depression. In trials, the treatment improved depression symptoms among new mothers as early as three days after they started the medication.

The medication, called zuranolone, is taken daily for two weeks. In clinical trials involving women who experienced postpartum depression, the drug improved symptoms — such as anxiety, difficulty sleeping, loss of pleasure, low energy, guilt or social withdrawal. Read more.

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