Women have a new weapon against postpartum depression, but it’s costly

The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural steroid to alleviate symptoms

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RELIEF ON THE HORIZON  Roughly 1 in 9 women who give birth in the United States experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Now, a new drug aimed directly at treating the disorder offers new hope for finding relief.

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