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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...

2011-06-24 12:46:41

A side effect of many commonly used drugs appears to increase the risks of both cognitive impairment and death in older people, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). As part of the Medical Research Council's Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) project, the study is the first systematic investigation into the long term health impacts of 'anticholinergic activity' "“ a known potential side effect of many prescription and over the counter drugs...

2009-01-09 14:05:00

Antipsychotic drugs may result in an almost doubled risk of death in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study conducted by British researchers. The study, published Friday in the medical journal Lancet Neurology, supported previous notions that prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs can carry serious health risks, including Parkinson-like symptoms, sedation, chest infections, decline in brain function, stroke and death."For the vast majority of Alzheimer's patients, taking these drugs is...

2008-09-23 06:00:11

In a new paper published in the online open-access journal PLoS ONE, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003150, David Pickar and colleagues of Gabriel Sciences report that 74.5% of 200 community-based schizophrenic patients, who were individually interviewed and evaluated (including a review of clinical records), were treated with off-label medication treatments. Specifically, 42.5% of subjects reported that they were simultaneously treated with more than one antipsychotic drug, an...

2008-06-16 18:00:02

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is ordering manufacturers of conventional antipsychotic drugs to include boxed warnings on the products. The FDA said it will require pharmaceutical companies to make safety-related changes to prescribing information and labeling to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label use of the drugs when used to treat behavioral problems in older people with dementia. In 2005, the FDA announced similar labeling changes for...

2005-11-30 18:07:26

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In April, the US Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory that the use of atypical antipsychotics increases mortality in elderly persons with dementia, but now investigators report that conventional antipsychotic medications may be even more dangerous. "If confirmed," Dr. Philip S. Wang and his co-authors caution in The New England Journal of Medicine for December 1st, "our results suggest that conventional antipsychotic medications...

2005-10-18 20:48:41

Some newer antipsychotic medications may be associated with a small increased risk of death when used to treat elderly dementia patients, psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins warn. In an editorial published in the Oct. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., and Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., professors of psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, cautioned that clinicians should consider both the risks and benefits...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.