Tag: "antipsychotic" at medical news
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
BOSTON - An improved antipsychotic
medicine, a cost-effective, environmentally friend...FDA in 2001. It is an atypical (second generation) antipsychotic
medicine that offers dosing flexibility, proven efficacy and a favorable side-effect profile: Unlike...
Abilify sNDA for pediatric patients with schizophrenia accepted for priority FDA review
...mental New Drug Application (sNDA) of the atypical antipsychotic
ABILIFY (aripiprazole) for the treatment of pediatric patients (13-17 years old) with schizophrenia. This sNDA is based on data from a six-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and it...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...PHIA, June 5, 2007 - A new study shows that use of antipsychotic
drugs is associated with an early and sustained in...r study adds to mounting concerns about the use of antipsychotic
drugs in dementia, said Sudeep Gill, MD, MSc, a geriatric medicine specialist and the studys lead au...
Study evaluates the effectiveness of Aripiprazole in adolescents with schizophrenia
... Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) atypical antipsychotic
aripiprazole demonstrated significant improvement ...ter a minimum three-day washout period without any antipsychotic
treatment, adolescents were randomly assigned to receive one of two fixed doses of aripiprazole [10 ...
Efficacy and safety of Aripiprazole as adjunctive therapy in major depressive disorder
... BMY) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. atypical antipsychotic
aripiprazole was added to antidepressants in patients who did not have an adequate response to ADT alone. (1)(Berman, 2007, APA Poster) These findings are from one of two completed studies evaluating adjunctive aripiprazole with ADT. Investigat...
New long-term data analyses for Bifeprunox show favorable effects vs. placebo
... Administration for bifeprunox, an investigational antipsychotic
for the treatment of schizophrenia and for mainten...the identification of small molecules as potential antipsychotic
medications. Any compounds discovered as part of the research collaboration will be jointly co-owned...
Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia
... disease. In patients treated with three different antipsychotic
medications, the signatures differed according to ...renia before and after treatment with the atypical antipsychotic
drugs olanzapine, risperidone or aripiprazole. Lipomics specializes in diagnostic discovery with an ...
Study raises new treatment possibilities for cognitive disorders
... more difficult for them to remember to take their antipsychotic
medication. "We could probably treat more schizophrenics on an outpatient basis and allow them to re-enter mainstream society if we could address cognition," Gee said. Anecdotally, the effect of nicotine in the brains of schizophrenics has been ...
Landmark schizophrenia treatment study reveals that medication alone is not always effective
...mative study ever conducted on currently available antipsychotic
drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia. One of two CATIE studies examined the effectiveness of different medications and found that treatment needs to be targeted and individualized for patients. Marvin Swartz, M.D., lead author of the second CA...
Cost control measures limit patient and physician choice in psychotropic medications
... covered at least 2 antidepressants and at least 2 antipsychotic
drugs at a medium copayment (averaging $21) that gave the physician some leeway in choosing the initial medication. However, in many plans patients who did not respond to one of those drugs faced a substantial hike in copayment (to an average of $38)...
New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge
...to comparing treatment options, and to what extent antipsychotic
medications help people with schizophrenia learn s...iscontinue, perphenazinean older, first generation antipsychotic
medication. However, patient responses varied considerably. "CATIE continues to fine-tune our unde...
Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking
Commonly prescribed antipsychotic
medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients wit...ine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal)--all newer antipsychotic
medications--or to an inactive pill known as a placebo. Lead author Lon Schneider, M.D., of the Univ...
USC-led study suggests little benefit from antipsychotics in Alzheimer's
.... 11, 2006 -- Most Alzheimer's patients prescribed antipsychotic
drugs for delusions, agitation or aggression do no...irst long-term comparative look at the three major antipsychotic
drugs now used "off label" to treat difficult symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. "We thought overall...
Second-generation antipsychotic medications appear to offer little advantage over older drugs
...iveness or harmful side effects, second-generation antipsychotic
drugs do not appear to offer significant benefits compared to first-generation antipsychotic
drugs, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA...
National study compares delivery methods of schizophrenia medicines
...s. Participants will take a commonly prescribed antipsychotic
pill the usual treatment in this country or injections of risperidone microspheres, an injectable version of a relatively new antipsychotic. With risperidone microspheres, the medicine is placed in the same material used for biodegradable sutures s...
Data lacking on psychiatric drugs for kids
...his year showed a five-fold increase in the use of antipsychotic
drugs to treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents from 1993 to 2002. "This entire state of affairs is in part related to our health care system's failure to provide sufficiently for children, particularly in the area of ped...
Yale helps organize conference to identify new treatments for Tourette Syndrome
... day living. The most effective medications are antipsychotic
drugs with potent dopamine blocking properties. These medications, however, may be associated with sedation, weight gain, and neurological effects. Other types of medications have been used with variable results. "Clearly, it is time for recent findi...
UGA researchers find high rates of off-label prescriptions
...ent of anticonvulsant recipients and 64 percent of antipsychotic
recipients received at least one of these medicati...he high rates of off-label prescribing of powerful antipsychotic
and anticonvulsant drugs for the elderly underscores the lack of effective treatments for Alzheimer'...
Most effective antipsychotic drug has serious health consequences
Patients who take clozapine, the most effective antipsychotic
drug, have significantly higher rates of metabolic...or efficacy for patients resistant to conventional antipsychotic
drugs, clozapine also is the only medication currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration ...
Number of children and teens treated with antipsychotics increases sharply
...nts younger than age 20 received prescriptions for antipsychotic
medications between 1993 and 2002, according to a ...tients between the ages of 0 and 20 years received antipsychotic
medications increased six-fold between 1993 and 2002, from a yearly average of 201,000 between 1993 ...