FDA approves Special K mirror-image molecule for depression

Ketamine has been legal as an anesthetic in humans and at the vet’s office for a while now, but it isn’t patented, which is why pharmaceutical companies have largely ignored it. Now, Janssen Pharmaceutical has just patented the mirror-image molecule, eketamine, for treating depression…even though it’s the same drug that kids do at raves and fall into K-holes. The Resident gives her spin.

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