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Antidepressant Cymbalta Soon Available as Generic

December 11th, 2013
Antidepressant Cymbalta Soon to Be Available as a GenericThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier today approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules). Cymbalta is an antidepressant that is primarily used ...

Janssen Agrees to $1.6 Billion Guilty Plea for Risperdal Allegations

November 4th, 2013
Janssen Agrees to $1.6 Billion Guilty Plea for Risperdal AllegationsThe U.S. Department of Justice announced today a whopping $400 million criminal fine in addition to a $1.25 billion civil settlement against Janssen Pharmaceuticals of ...

Antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) Approved by FDA

October 1st, 2013
Antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) Approved by FDA to Treat DepressionThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication Monday to treat clinical depression called Brintellix (vortioxetine). It has been approved for use in adults ...

FDA Investigating 2 Deaths After Zyprexa Injections for Schizophrenia

June 18th, 2013
FDA Investigating 2 Deaths After Zyprexa Injections for SchizophreniaLong-acting antipsychotic Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) is under scrutiny after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) turned up two deaths following the injection of the ...

Adasuve Inhalant Approved for Agitation in Bipolar, Schizophrenia

December 24th, 2012
Adasuve Inhalant Approved for Agitation in Bipolar, SchizophreniaAdasuve (loxapine) Inhalation Powder was approved late last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of agitation in bipolar I disorder ...

FDA OKs Extended Release Liquid ADHD Medication, Quillivant

October 3rd, 2012
FDA OKs Extended Release Liquid ADHD Medication, QuillivantAttention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is now a common diagnosis with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that almost one in ten (9.5 percent) ...

FDA: Counterfeit Adderall May Be Lurking Online

May 30th, 2012
FDA: Counterfeit Adderall May Be Lurking OnlineThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning yesterday about a counterfeit version of Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is available online. Images of the counterfeit tables ...

FDA Approves Amyvid for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

April 28th, 2012
FDA Approves Amyvid for Alzheimers DiagnosisAmyvid is a radiopharmaceutical developed by the Eli Lilly Company to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by causing previously invisible beta ...

Generic Seroquel Coming Soon for Schizophrenia, Bipolar

April 12th, 2012
Generic Seroquel Coming Soon for Schizophrenia, BipolarThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced that it has approved generic versions of the atypical antipsychotic medication, Seroquel (quetiapine). Seroquel is commonly prescribed to ...

Publication Bias May Give MDs an Incomplete Picture of Antipsychotics

March 21st, 2012
Publication Bias May Leave Doctors with Incomplete Picture on AntipsychoticsWhen doctors prescribe antipsychotic medications, they may be basing their diagnoses on incomplete information, according to new research. In a followup study to a ...