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In the early 1980s, the quest for a better anti-depressant was the focus of intense research aimed at designing novel serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. While most scientists focused solely on serotonin as a target however, the medicinal chemists’ team at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, led by Magid Abou-Gharbia, was determined to go after two neurotransmitters, serotonin and norepinephrine.


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