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2009-04-03 13:15:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is aware that earlier today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted to its web site -- and subsequently removed -- briefing documents for the April 8, 2009 Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee (PDAC) meeting. The PDAC meeting is scheduled to discuss the safety and efficacy data provided in supplemental new drug applications (sNDA) for SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets...

2009-03-29 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today inconclusive Phase II clinical trial results from Study HBBI investigating LY2140023 monohydrate, also known as mGlu2/3, for the treatment of patients suffering from acute schizophrenia. In Study HBBI, neither LY2140023 monohydrate, nor the comparator molecule olanzapine, known to be more effective than placebo, separated from placebo. In this particular study, Lilly observed a...

2009-03-10 15:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VNDA) reports the publication in Schizophrenia Research, the official journal of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, of a manuscript entitled "Common effect of antipsychotics on the biosynthesis and regulation of fatty acids and cholesterol supports a key role of lipid homeostasis in schizophrenia" (1). This publication highlights the discovery of a major effect of antipsychotics that sheds...

2009-03-09 13:56:55

A Canadian researcher suggests that some with schizophrenia may be helped by looking at individual biochemistry, nutrient deficiency, diet and allergies. Dr. Abram Hoffer, a psychiatrist in Toronto, said some studies have shown that the predisposition to schizophrenia is inherited, and although there is little one can do about genetic factors that might lead to the onset of schizophrenia, nutritional modifications might help to enhance quality of life and slow down the progression of the...

2009-02-10 16:00:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. (J&JPRD) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for additional information regarding the company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (risperidone) Long-Acting Injection. The sNDA, submitted in April 2008, sought approval for RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) for adjunctive maintenance treatment to delay the...

2009-01-28 07:30:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation today announced that it was awarded $3.1 million in a second tranche of equity and grant funding from The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) to support late-stage preclinical development of the Company's proprietary product candidates for the treatment of schizophrenia. The funds serve as a milestone payment to Omeros for having successfully met preclinical compound optimization criteria. Omeros' schizophrenia product candidates...

2009-01-15 05:05:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that it has reached resolution with the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA) and the Office of Consumer Litigation of the Department of Justice regarding the previously-reported government investigation into the company's past U.S. marketing and promotional practices for the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa(R) (olanzapine). Lilly has been cooperating...

2009-01-07 17:12:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that it received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI) for acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Lilly is continuing to work with the agency on the new drug application (NDA). The FDA does not require any additional clinical trials for the continued review of the NDA. Per the agency's...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company today announced that it is in advanced discussions to resolve the ongoing investigations led by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA) related to past U.S. marketing and promotional practices for its antipsychotic medication Zyprexa(R) (olanzapine). As a result, the company will record in the third quarter of 2008 a charge of $1.415 billion, or $1.29 per share. The Government's...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

Alkermes, a biotechnology company, has announced that patients with schizophrenia now have a new administration option for Risperdal Consta. The FDA has approved a new injection site, the deltoid muscle in the arm, for Risperdal Consta for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. It was previously approved as a gluteal injection only. The application was based on a study showing that the deltoid and gluteal injections of Risperdal Consta were bioequivalent routes of administration and...


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