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2009-11-16 14:00:53

Research involves 17,384 patients and 1,563 clinicians An international study of more than 17,000 people with schizophrenia has found striking similarities in symptoms, medication, employment and sexual problems, despite the fact that it covered a diverse range of patients and healthcare systems in 37 different countries. The research, published in the November issue of IJCP, provides a valuable international profile of the mental health disorder, which is estimated to affect as many as one...

2009-10-12 17:01:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novartis Pharma AG has entered into an agreement for exclusive US and Canadian rights to Fanapt(TM) (iloperidone), a new oral medication that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the acute treatment of adults with schizophrenia. Novartis plans to launch Fanapt in the US in early 2010. As part of the agreement with Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novartis will have exclusive commercialization rights to the...

2009-10-12 17:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VNDA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to commercialize and develop Fanapt(TM) (iloperidone), Vanda's anti-psychotic, in the U.S. and Canada. Fanapt(TM) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 6, 2009 for the acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Fanapt((TM)) is a mixed dopamine D2 / serotonin 5HT2A receptor antagonist. The U.S....

2009-09-14 06:00:00

ISTANBUL, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today reported final results of a SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) long-term schizophrenia relapse prevention clinical study. In the double-blind phase of the study, time to relapse or impending relapse, the primary efficacy endpoint, was significantly longer with SAPHRIS than with placebo (P < 0.0001). At the end of the double-blind phase, significantly fewer patients had relapsed with SAPHRIS than with...

2009-09-14 07:12:16

Press conference at the 22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 14, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey Schizophrenia is a major public health problem. Affecting almost 1% of the world's population, it takes an enormous economic and social toll in addition to the distress, dysfunction, disability and mortality for those afflicted with this disease. Elements of the disease are present from birth, other aspects emerge during developmental years, and the illness becomes fully...

2009-08-14 07:30:00

Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) sublingual tablets for acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults and acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder with or without psychotic features in adults. SAPHRIS can be used as a first-line treatment and is the first psychotropic drug to receive initial approval for both of these indications simultaneously....

2009-08-14 06:00:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SAPHRIS((R)) (asenapine) sublingual tablets for acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults and acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder with or without psychotic features in adults. SAPHRIS can be used as a first-line treatment and is the first psychotropic drug to receive initial...

2009-08-03 07:09:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) (paliperidone palmitate) extended-release injectable suspension for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults on Friday, July 31, 2009. It is the first once-monthly, long-acting, injectable atypical antipsychotic approved in the U.S. for this use. Janssen((R)), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, will market INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) in the...

2009-07-31 16:18:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) (paliperidone palmitate) extended-release injectable suspension for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults. It is the first once-monthly, long-acting, injectable atypical antipsychotic approved in the U.S. for this use. Janssen(R), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, will market INVEGA SUSTENNA in the U.S. An estimated one percent...

2009-07-08 12:46:24

U.S. researchers say they are mapping the dimensions of human brain structures to improve the diagnosis of mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Northwestern University Professor John Csernansky, who is leading the study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, said the research will involve 100 participants, half with early-stage schizophrenia and half who are healthy. During the two-year study the researchers plan to regularly map participants' brain topography with magnetic...


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