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Janssen puzzled by Denmark's refusal of antidepressant nasal spray

The Danish Medicines Council has once again refused to approve Janssen’s nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression, dubbed Spravato. The decision surprises Julie Brooker, Janssen’s country director for Denmark, as other European countries have given conditional approvals.

Reaffirming earlier decisions, the Danish Medicines Council has deemed Janssen's nasal spray against depression unfit for Danish patients | Photo: Sisse Dupont/INDBLIK

Janssen’s antidepressant nasal spray is not welcome in Denmark.

The Danish Medicines Council has once again turned up its nose at Spravato (esketamine) as a relevant treatment choice for treatment-resistant depression in combination with SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors).

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