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2014-02-11 16:25:38

First liquid formulation clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia DUBLIN, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced U.S. commercial availability of Versacloz(TM) (clozapine, USP) oral suspension, the first and only oral suspension clozapine for severely ill treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients or those at risk of recurrent suicidal behavior with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. "We are pleased to offer patients with...

2013-09-18 08:30:06

~ There is now significant evidence that cocaine is routinely being mixed with the dangerous veterinarian drug Levamisole that when consumed, can result in severe nasal inflammation and permanent facial deformity ~ TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Levamisole, a drug no longer approved for human use in Canada, is re-appearing in cut cocaine, and this is poisoning people causing major skin damage and cosmetic deformity secondary to severe inflammation of the nasal and sinus...

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2009-07-13 13:10:00

A Finnish research study suggests that thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, The Associated Press reported. Clozapine, which was introduced in the 1970s, was banned for a decade when studies showed that up to 2 percent of patients experienced agranulocytosis, a potentially fatal decline in white blood cells, while taking the drug. It was the first of a new generation of schizophrenia drugs,...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

A rare, but frequently fatal, side effect of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine is myocarditis. We report a case of hypersensitivity myocarditis secondary to clozapine administration that was diagnosed in vivo for the first time through endomyocardial biopsy and was successfully treated with corticosteroids. Histologic diagnosis was based on the evidence of eosinophilic infiltration of the endomyocardiuin and eosinophil degranulation. Endomyocardial biopsy was performed in order to establish...