Rise in U.S. suicides highlights need for new depression drugs


CHICAGO (Reuters) – A spike in suicide rates in the United States has cast fresh light on the need for more effective treatments for major depression, with researchers saying it is a tricky development area that has largely been abandoned by big pharmaceutical companies.

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U.S. health authorities said on Thursday that there had been a sharp rise in suicide rates across the country since the beginning of the century…



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