Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis win HCPC honors

Astra Zeneca’s SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression from MWV won the 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC). HCPC announced its 2014 Compliance Packages of the Year competition winners during RxAdherence 2015, the organization’s annual conference on patient adherence and compliance-prompting packaging issues. HCPC’s… Read More Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis win HCPC honors

White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness

FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials unveiled long-awaited rules Friday that require insurance companies to cover treatment for mental illnesses and addiction the same way they cover physical illnesses.Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who announced the regulations at a health conference in Atlanta, said this is “the largest expansion… Read More White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness

Diagnosing ADHD is anything but an exact science

When my son was in preschool, I did what many parents of excessively energetic and impulsive preschoolers have surely done: I worried whether his behavior might be a sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Then I sought input from two pediatricians and a family therapist.The experts thought that his behavior was developmentally normal but said… Read More Diagnosing ADHD is anything but an exact science

F.D.A. Urging a Tighter Rein on Painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, changes that are expected to take place as early as next year.The move, which represents a major policy shift, follows a decade-long debate over whether the widely abused drugs, which contain the narcotic hydrocodone, should… Read More F.D.A. Urging a Tighter Rein on Painkillers

How To Prevent Mental Disorders In Teens In 3 Hours Or Less: Short Group Therapy Sessions Can Cut Depression And Anxiety Risk

A three-hour group therapy session could slash the rate of mental health issues in teenagers, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Montreal have determined that two 90-minute sessions can cut the incidence of anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and substance abuse by as much as 33 percent. The findings suggest a new,… Read More How To Prevent Mental Disorders In Teens In 3 Hours Or Less: Short Group Therapy Sessions Can Cut Depression And Anxiety Risk