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March 12, 2006

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Let's talk ... life - I have bipolar disorder
Jamaica Gleaner
Dear: Counsellor: I HAVE a Bipolar disorder and have been battling this disorder for the past 10 years.

Lilly Is Starting To Bloom
BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News
Big pharma has been in the doldrums for years, ravaged by generic rivals, class actions, and trickling product pipelines. But some pockets are perking up. Eli Lilly , the global prescription drug giant, has risen more than 8% in the past six months despite wariness among analysts. Some pros say the recent lawsuits against Lilly's top-seller, Zyprexa, a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar

Record notes medicine change
The Charlotte Observer
A Charlotte bank executive accused of stabbing his twin 5-year-old daughters to death probably suffers from bipolar disorder and had begun taking Prozac two weeks before the killings, according to a Mecklenburg jail doctor's notes released Friday.

Repligen begins trial of depression drug
Pharmaceutical Business Review
Biopharmaceutical company Repligen has initiated a phase II clinical trial of RG2417, an oral formulation of uridine, in patients with bipolar depression.

Brown sentenced to 20 years for sexual assault
Freeport Journal
FREEPORT - A Freeport man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in December to aggravated criminal sexual assault was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison, according to Stephenson County Assistant State's Attorney Joe Lentz.

Ex-priest arrested after hotel disturbance
A former priest at the center of North Jersey's most notorious clergy sex-abuse case was arrested at a Secaucus hotel following a dispute Friday night.

One Patient, One Hospital, One Long Wait: Surge in Mental Health Crises Has Put Strain on Local ERs
By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Mar. 12--It's been 18 hours since police took John Edmond to the Regions Hospital emergency department, and the schizophrenic is getting restless. He walks to the door and back.

Doctor who assaulted wife practicing again.

The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas) (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News); 3/8/2006

Byline: Holly Yan

Mar. 8--A Highland Park anesthesiologist whose license was suspended after he assaulted his wife is practicing again. William Scott Blessing, 60, is practicing at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, a hospital spokeswoman said. In March 2005, Dr. Blessing was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. An arrest warrant affidavit stated Dr. Blessing had stopped taking his medication for bipolar disorder, slammed his wife's head on the kitchen floor and threatened to "kill any officer that set foot on his property." Dr. Blessing was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000. The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners indefinitely suspended his license. After completing the board's orders -- which included abstaining from alcohol and seeking psychiatric help -- Dr. Blessing was allowed to return to practice in mid-November but remains on probation by the board, spokeswoman Jill Wiggins said. He did not respond to requests for comment.

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