Antipsychotic Articles

Surprise Approval of Fanapt Makes Stock Go Wild

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Fanapt (iloperidone), surged today after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sprang a surprise drug approval for Fanapt …

Zyprexa Redux

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock in the past few years, you’ve probably heard about Zyprexa (olanzapine). It’s an atypical antipsychotic psychiatric medication …

Antipsychotic Use in Elderly, Alzheimer’s

Friday, January 9th, 2009

A rebuke to years of off-label marketing by pharmaceutical companies behind closed doctors’ doors was just published in the form of a journal article demonstrating …

FDA Advisors: Stop the Overuse of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

During a routine review of the safety of Johnson & Johnson’s atypical antipsychotic Risperdal and Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, a panel of experts consulting with the …

Did Eli Lilly Downplay Zyprexa’s Health Risks?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

A New York City federal judge ordered drug company Eli Lilly to unseal confidential documents concerning the popular antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (Olanzapine) this past …

Psychiatrists, MDs Ignore CATIE, Keep Prescribing Atypicals

Saturday, August 9th, 2008
Seroquel Sales Soar

My old hometown newspaper, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) had a nice write-up of Seroquel’s big explosion in …

Treating Bipolar Disorder in Children

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A letter to the editor in today’s The Boston Globe by Janet Wozniak suggests that since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved …

Older Antipsychotics Get Warning Too

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I’m not real sure why this was making headlines yesterday, but apparently the fact that the FDA required a black box warning on older antipsychotic …

The Atypical Antipsychotic War

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Robert Farley of the St. Petersburg Times had an excellent in-depth piece about the war to increase prescriptions of atypical antipsychotics in America. I say …

Therapy with Animals: Not Just a Cats and Dogs Game

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

If you suffer from a mental disorder maybe you’d feel more at ease at home — home on the range. At least that’s what …

Study Suggests Antipsychotics Don’t Help People with Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Powerful antipsychotic medications have commonly been prescribed to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious cognitive dementias found amongst the elderly population, especially if they …

Prior Authorization: The Bane of Doctors

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Ahh, prior authorization. Those sweet, seductive words that insurance companies lull themselves to sleep at night with dollar signs jumping over a fence in a …

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