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Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
Date:5/18/2009

ue treatment with olanzapine LAI. Lilly has proposed a comprehensive plan to the FDA in order to help ensure the appropriate identification and management of PDSS.

About Long-acting Injectable Antipsychotic Medications

The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines state that poor or partial treatment compliance is a major problem in the long-term treatment of schizophrenia.(2)

Long-acting antipsychotic formulations have been associated with improved treatment adherence and reduced treatment failures.(3) By administering long-acting medications, healthcare professionals know when patients have received their medication and can immediately detect non-adherence when a patient fails to return for a scheduled injection.(4) Different from both oral and injected short-acting formulations, long-acting formulations of antipsychotics allow for stable concentrations of the active drug to remain at a therapeutic range for an extended period of time.(5)

About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe and debilitating illness with symptoms such as delusions (false beliefs that cannot be corrected by reason), hallucinations (usually in the form of non-existent voices or visions), disorganized speech and severe disorganized or catatonic behavior. These signs and symptoms are associated with marked social or occupational dysfunction. Features of schizophrenia consist of characteristic signs and symptoms that have been present for a significant portion of time during a one-month period, with some signs of the disorder persisting for at least six months.(6) In addition to these symptoms, patients with schizophrenia are at greater risk for medical comorbidities than the general population.

Safety information for Oral Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Zyprexa is indicated in adults in the United States for the acute- and maintenance tre
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