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Bismarck clinic treats pain, depression with ketamine


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A clinic in Bismarck is offering treatments with ketamine, which is growing in popularity as a treatment for depression and pain.

Jackie Materi, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and the operator of the Ketamine Care Clinic, administers the drug through a vein, with six infusions over a two-week period, The Bismarck Tribune reported (

Bismarck resident Erin Fitterer, 32, became depressed after two failed back surgeries to cure her chronic leg and back pain from fibromyalgia. She said she noticed the difference in her pain after her first...

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