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SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating major depressive disorder, the agency said Friday.
The FDA announced the approval of Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride), made by New Haven, Conn.-based PGxHealth.
“Major depressive disorder is disabling and prevents a person from functioning normally,” FDA Division of Psychiatry Products director Thomas Laughren said. “Medications affect everyone differently, so it’s important to have a variety of treatment options available to patients who suffer from depression.”