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2010-01-20 16:18:38

Many American women are prescribed estrogen to combat the negative effects of menopause, such as bone loss and mood swings. Now, new evidence from a Tel Aviv University study suggests that hormone replacement therapy might also protect them "” and younger women "” from schizophrenia as well. Prof. Ina Weiner of Tel Aviv University's Department of Psychology and her doctoral student Michal Arad have reported findings suggesting that restoring normal levels of estrogen may work as a...

2009-12-08 08:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a large Phase III clinical trial, Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules demonstrated greater efficacy over Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets* in the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase(1). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2009-10-20 00:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules met its primary endpoint in the first head-to-head comparison with the company's groundbreaking drug Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets*. Tasigna produced faster and deeper responses than Gleevec when given as first-line therapy for adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML)...

2009-07-20 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its supplemental Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Haloperidol Tablets USP, 10 mg and 20 mg. These strengths are in addition to Mylan's currently marketed 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg and 5 mg strengths of the product. Haloperidol Tablets are an antipsychotic typically used to...

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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,...

2009-05-18 12:30:00

Three-year data show olanzapine LAI safety findings consistent with oral olanzapine except for injection-related events INDIANAPOLIS, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company presented today data on the short- and long-term efficacy and safety of olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) in the treatment of adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Olanzapine LAI is an investigational formulation that combines the atypical antipsychotic Zyprexa(R) (olanzapine) with...

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2009-01-15 08:20:00

The risk of suddenly dying from a heart problem has not diminished with newer anti-psychotic drugs. A study found both older and newer anti-psychotics had increased the risk of death when used to treat agitation, aggression, and delusions in elderly dementia patients. Researchers found older drugs had already been linked to an increased chance of sudden cardiac death. The new, federally funded study appears in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers examined a...

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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...

2007-05-30 03:00:10

By Post, David Edward Abstract. The author relates the case study of a 38-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type) refractory to multiple medications. This patient had a long history of psychiatric illness and had been hospitalized at least 15 times because of aggression, hostility, and psychosis. Two separate trials of risperidone and olanzapine resulted in adverse effects, including possible neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Quetiapine, as part of combination therapy, led...

2006-07-06 15:43:30

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The drug clozapine is more effective than olanzapine or haloperidol at reducing aggressive behavior in violent patients with schizophrenia, new research shows. This ability to curb aggressiveness seems to be separate from the drug's antipsychotic effect. Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder in which patients experience distorted thinking, hallucinations and abnormal emotions. The disease is classified as a psychotic...


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