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Modified Monitoring for Rx Clozapine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making changes to the requirements for monitoring, prescribing, dispensing, and receiving the schizophrenia medicine clozapine, to address continuing safety concerns and current knowledge about a serious blood condition called severe neutropenia.
New Schizophrenia Rx Approved
On July 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rexulti (brexpiprazole) tablets to treat adults with schizophrenia and as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant medication to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Among Teens, Antipsychotics May Be Too Common
Mental illness consists of an array of complex and hard-to-pin-down disorders, but avoiding misdiagnosis can be crucial to treating it properly.
FDA Approves New Schizophrenia Rx
There’s a new treatment option for schizophrenia – INVEGA TRINZATM (three-month paliperidone palmitate), the first and only schizophrenia medication to be administered just four times a year, providing the longest dosing interval available.
Under Debate: Psychiatric Medications
Medications are often prescribed to treat mental conditions, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Some have raised concerns that psychiatric medications may have overstated benefits and underreported harms.
First-Ever Generic Abilify Gets FDA Go-Ahead
Four pharmaceutical companies received approval today from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market generic versions of Abilify, an atypical antipsychotic drug.
First Generic Abilify Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole).
How Marijuana May Change Teen Brains
Teens often experiment with substances like marijuana, but abusing marijuana may pose a threat to memory abilities.
FDA Warns of Rare but Serious Skin Reactions from Ziprasidone
FDA is warning that the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone (marketed under the brand name, Geodon, and its generics) is associated with a rare but serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body.
Heart Problems May Start Early on in Schizophrenia
A mental illness can affect almost every part of life — including heart health, say the authors of a new study.