FDA Alert News

Chantix, Zyban Users Warned of Risk of Suicide, Depression

July 1st, 2009
Chantix, Zyban Users Warned of Risk of Suicide, DepressionThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring manufacturers to put a Boxed Warning on the prescribing information for the smoking ...

FDA Urges Caution on Heart Findings from ADHD Drug Study

June 15th, 2009
FDA Urges Caution on Heart Findings from ADHD Drug StudyThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged caution on interpreting the findings from a new study published on Monday that showed an increase in ...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Seroquel, Geodon and Zyprexa for Children, Teens

June 10th, 2009
FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Seroquel, Geodon and Zyprexa for Children, TeensThree atypical antipsychotics -- Seroqiel, Geodon, and Zyprexa -- were voted to be “acceptably safe” and effective for the treatment of schizophrenia ...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Seroquel for Teens

June 10th, 2009
FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Seroquel for TeensSeroquel was voted to be "acceptably safe" and effective for the treatment of schizophrenia in teenagers, said a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of outside ...

FDA Warnings Influence Depression Diagnosis

June 2nd, 2009
FDA Warnings Influence Depression DiagnosisA review of a government decision to issue a warning for children taking antidepressants suggests unintended consequences. Government warnings about suicidality among children taking antidepressants appear to be associated with ...

Risperdal Consta Approved for Bipolar

May 18th, 2009
Risperdal Consta Approved for BipolarRisperdal Consta (risperidone), a drug already approved in the treatment of schizophrenia, has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of bipolar I disorder. ...

FDA Approves Fanapt for Treatment of Schizophrenia

May 7th, 2009
FDA Approves Fanapt for Treatment of SchizophreniaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved a new psychiatric medication for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia called Fanapt (iloperidone). Fanapt (iloperidone) is a mixed dopamine ...

Link Between Depression and Cardiac Care

October 22nd, 2008
cardiacDepression symptoms are associated with significantly higher use of health care services following a heart attack, according to a new study. Canadian researchers believe this new data may help thousands of people get the care they need and reduce ...

Generic Med for Bipolar

August 1st, 2008
Generic versions of Risperdal (risperidone) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. "This generic drug approval is another example of the FDA's efforts to increase access to safe ...

FDA Approves Generic Antipsychotic Drug

July 3rd, 2008
medsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Risperdal (risperidone) tablets. Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. "This generic drug approval is another ...