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2011-09-27 16:50:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is little evidence to support the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for some treatments other than their officially approved purposes, even though many clinicians continue to commonly prescribe these drugs for so-called "off label" uses, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). An article based on information in the report will...

2011-09-27 18:09:48

A review of previous studies suggests that even though atypical antipsychotic medications are commonly used for off-label conditions such as behavioral symptoms of dementia, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, these medications are effective for only a few off-label conditions, and that the benefits and harms of these medications for these uses vary, according to an article in the September 28 issue of JAMA. "Atypical antipsychotic medications are approved for marketing and...

2011-05-04 12:37:49

The evidence base for the prescribing of aripiprazole in maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder is limited to a single trial, sponsored by the manufacturer of aripiprazole, according to a rigorous appraisal of the evidence for its use led jointly by Alexander Tsai of Harvard University, Boston USA, and Nicholas Rosenlicht of the University of California San Francisco, USA. In the paper, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, the authors describe key limitations of the trial, which were...

2011-01-10 08:54:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Top-selling drugs, known as atypical antipsychotic medications, lack evidence that they'll actually be beneficial, according to a new study. Drugs in this class may cause serious effects such as weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, along with costing Americans billions of dollars. "Because these drugs have safety issues, physicians should prescribe them only when they are sure patients will get substantial benefits," Randall Stafford, M.D., Ph.D., associate...

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2011-01-07 08:45:00

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that many people currently using a specific type of antipsychotic medication are doing so for a condition that the drug has not yet been proven effective in treating. According to their findings, published online Friday in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, atypical antipsychotic medications were originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 for treating...

2010-11-16 10:39:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that first-line use of Bristol Myers-Squibb/Otsuka's Abilify has increased over the past year in newly-diagnosed patients from 4.1 percent patient share to 8.8 percent. According to Treatment Algorithms in Bipolar Disorder, uptake of Abilify in the first-line will continue among surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs):...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed psychiatrists say that the decrease in severity of manic symptoms is the attribute that most influences their prescribing decisions in bipolar mania. Clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders indicate that Eli Lilly's Zyprexa (olanzapine) has advantages in this attribute over...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in the world's major pharmaceutical markets, emerging oral atypical antipsychotics will compete against each other and against established drugs for the same niche patient population in the treatment of schizophrenia. The Pharmacor 2010 findings from the topic entitled Schizophrenia reveals that emerging oral atypical...

2010-01-04 16:21:16

Despite government warnings and professional recommendations about diabetes risks associated with second-generation antipsychotic drugs, fewer than one-third of Medicaid patients who are treated with these medications undergo tests of blood glucose or lipid levels, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring a warning on labels of second-generation...

2009-12-02 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that generic erosion of several established branded atypical antipsychotics will cause the schizophrenia drug market to decrease from $6.3 billion in 2008 to $5.2 billion in 2013 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. The new Pharmacor report entitled Schizophrenia finds that the...