ALL ABOUT THE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION PILL

Zulresso, aka the “Postpartum Depression Pill,” is expensive. Like, it's 34 thousand dollars expensive.

This is before adding in the cost of a mandatory three night hospital stay and the expense of having someone else take care of your newborn baby. Also, it’s not a pill; it’s a 60 hour infusion typically followed by a regiment of additional antidepressants. And while it won’t work for everyone, it’s estimated it will help just 30% of patients suffering from PPD who actually can access the drug, it is a critical start toward recognizing the need for comprehensive PPD treatment.

 

It’s estimated nearly 500,000 women in the U.S. suffer from PPD. Hopefully, this is a harbinger of other, more affordable treatments to come to market in order to help them.

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