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2014-01-09 16:25:37

OPEN-LABEL EXTENSION SHOWS A FAVORABLE SAFETY PROFILE AND DYSKINESIA REDUCTION THROUGH 12 WEEKS OF DOSING SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that NBI-98854, a small molecule VMAT2 inhibitor, in development for tardive dyskinesia, showed an excellent safety profile and a clinically meaningful reduction in tardive dyskinesia symptoms in up to twelve weeks of continuous dosing. This is the second study reporting out this...

2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2014-01-07 23:00:57

The Firm is investigating Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of individuals treated with the antipsychotic medication and who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits, (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/) including many that allege a connection between the use of Risperdal and gynecomastia (male breast growth), continue to move forward in courts around the U.S., a new study has...

2014-01-04 23:00:58

The Firm is evaluating Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of alleged victims of Risperdal and gynecomastia, or male breast growth. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) involving allegations that the atypical antipsychotic medication caused patients to develop gynecomastia (male breast growth) and other serious side effects continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that findings from...

2014-01-03 11:30:26

Stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed "junk DNA", might play an important role in schizophrenia. In a study published today in the journal Neuron, a Japanese team revealed that LINE-1 retrotransposons are abnormally abundant in the schizophrenia brain, modify the expression of genes related to schizophrenia during brain development, and may be one of the causes of schizophrenia. Retrotransposons are short sequences of DNA that autonomously amplify and move around the...

2013-12-30 16:02:49

TAU researchers find inhibition of a basic cellular process may contribute to the mysterious disease Surprisingly little is known about schizophrenia. It was only recognized as a medical condition in the past few decades, and its exact causes remain unclear. Since there is no objective test for schizophrenia, its diagnosis is based on an assortment of reported symptoms. The standard treatment, antipsychotic medication, works less than half the time and becomes increasingly ineffective over...

2013-12-20 23:24:44

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s premier source for prescription drug warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The medication safety advocates at DrugNews.net are announcing updated information for patients and parents of those who have taken the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Patients alleging the drug caused abnormal breast growth have asked a judge to unseal data from Risperdal clinical studies,...

2013-12-17 23:01:20

The Firm is currently investigating Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of young men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the antipsychotic drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) involving allegations that the atypical antipsychotic medication caused patients to develop gynecomastia (male breast growth) and other serious side effects continue to move forward,...

Marijuana Schizophrenia Brain
2013-12-16 11:09:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Northwestern University has raised serious concerns for those backing the recent push to decriminalize marijuana. Study researchers found unhealthy changes in the brain structures of heavy marijuana users,  changes that resemble those found in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia. The study looked at daily marijuana use that began between the ages of 16 to 17 and lasted for about three years. At the time of...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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