You can wear a patch to quit smoking, a patch to fend of pregnancy, and pretty soon, youll be able to wear a patch to treat depression.
Emsam, an experimental skin patch received U.S. regulatory approval for treating major depression in adults, Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb announced on Tuesday.
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