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2012-11-28 11:18:28

In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications — schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest number of antipsychotic prescriptions in older adults is for behavioral disturbances associated with dementia, some of which carry FDA warnings on prescription information for these drugs. In a new study — led by researchers at the University of California, San...

2012-08-13 22:05:26

Finding provides new drug development opportunity in this hard-to-treat disease Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine may have discovered why certain drugs to treat schizophrenia are ineffective in some patients. Published online in Nature Neuroscience, the research will pave the way for a new class of drugs to help treat this devastating mental illness, which impacts one percent of the world's population, 30 percent of whom do not respond to currently available treatments. A...

2012-07-17 02:28:09

TORONTO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists have discovered two genetic variants associated with the substantial, rapid weight gain occurring in nearly half the patients treated with antipsychotic medications, according to two studies involving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). These results could eventually be used to identify which patients have the variations, enabling clinicians to choose strategies to prevent this serious side-effect and offer more...

2011-09-27 18:07:21

Medical evidence suggests that psychiatric drugs known as atypical antipsychotics are effective in reducing symptoms for some off-label conditions, but not others, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Evidence supports the effectiveness of some atypical antipsychotics in reducing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and behavioral symptoms in elderly patients with dementia, although significant side effects were...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 6 approved INVEGA® (paliperidone) extended-release tablets for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents 12 to 17 years of age. The efficacy of INVEGA® to treat schizophrenia in adolescents was established in one six-week clinical study. INVEGA® is an atypical antipsychotic medication and was first approved in the U.S. in December...

2011-04-04 15:46:00

BEERSE, Belgium, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen EMEA -- New data from an independent prospective study presented last week at the 19th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA 2011) shows treatment with Risperdal® Consta® (risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI)) is associated with a lower risk of hospitalisation in patients with schizophrenia compared to treatment with other antipsychotics over a 12-month period. The data was collected as part of the...

2011-03-28 21:44:44

Conventional antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines often administered to nursing home residents are no safer than atypical antipsychotics and may carry increased risks, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101406.pdf. Psychotropic medications are often used to manage behavioral symptoms in seniors, particularly people with dementing illnesses, with up to two-thirds of dementia patients in...

2011-02-07 21:50:30

A warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration regarding the use of atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of dementia was associated with a significant decline in the use of these medications for treating dementia symptoms in elderly patients, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "In 2001, more than 70 percent of U.S. atypical antipsychotic prescriptions were written for off-label indications such as...

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2011-01-07 08:45:00

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that many people currently using a specific type of antipsychotic medication are doing so for a condition that the drug has not yet been proven effective in treating. According to their findings, published online Friday in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, atypical antipsychotic medications were originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 for treating...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SureGene, LLC and the Medco Research Institute(TM), LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS), today announced that they have entered into a novel investigative research collaboration to evaluate whether variation in genetic biomarkers previously identified by SureGene can help predict drug response for widely prescribed antipsychotic drugs in patients with serious mental illness. The results...