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US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors

...lty. Not coincidentally prescription of atypical antipsychotics to children is also shooting up, like never before...d to treat psychosis. Common conditions with which antipsychotics might be used include schizophrenia, mania and delusional disorder, although antipsychotics might be...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...million. During those same years, prescriptions of antipsychotics for children in Minnesota's Medicaid program rose more than ninefold. Also called atypicals, they have become popular because they can settle almost any extreme behavior, often in minutes, and doctors have few other answers for desperate families....

Scientists Uncover Cause of Antipsychotic Drug Weight Gain

...t disease. “We’ve now connected a whole class of antipsychotics to natural brain chemicals that trigger appetite,” says Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Our identification of the molecular players that link such drugs to increased food intake means there...

Mentally Ill Have High Risk Of Cardiovascular Death

... severe mental illness who were not prescribed any antipsychotics were at increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke than controls, whereas those prescribed such agents were at even greater risk," the authors write. "Those receiving the higher doses were at greatest risk for death from both coronary heart ...

No Evidence to Support Many Off-label Uses of Atypical Antipsychotics

...ectiveness review of these drugs – called atypical antipsychotics – identified the medications’ potential for seriou...vidence for effectiveness is not good.” Atypical antipsychotics are second-generation medicines designed to cause fewer neurological complications than conventional...

Older Medication May Be More Cost-Effective for Some Schizophrenia Patients

...al during initial treatment, suggesting that older antipsychotics still have a role in treating schizophrenia. The s...nicians have traditionally believed that the newer antipsychotics are more effective and better tolerated than older agents, and many experts argued that these advant...

Old Anti-psychotic Drugs Are Equally Good

...der drugs to minimise healthcare costs. Atypical antipsychotics like risperidone, quetiapine, clozapine and olanzapine, cost a lot more, at least ten times more than their precursors. But a parallel trial, also funded by the NHS, confirms previous findings that one new antipsychotic called clozapine was most effe...

New Antipsychotic Medications have Little Advantage Over Older Drugs

... the article. The development of second-generation antipsychotics was thought to be a major advance primarily becaus... additional acquisition costs of second-generation antipsychotics over first-generation antipsychotics would be offset by improvements in health-related quality of li...

Number of Children, Teens Being Treated for Mental Disorders is on Rise

...receive such treatments. The availability of new antipsychotics with fewer side effects in adults may have contributed to the increase. In addition, fewer inpatient care options are available for children with mental illnesses, requiring physicians to treat more seriously ill children in an outpatient setting. Th...

The Counter Effect Of Alzheimer's Drug

...d not be used as an alternative treatment to other antipsychotics such as risperidone (Risperdal) or olanzapine (Zyprexa or Zydis) in people with dementia as it seemed of no benefit in patients with dementia and agitation in institutional care but was rather associated with greater cognitive decline ....

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