antipsychotic drugs

How one state reduced antipsychotic medications in Medicaid (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a report published in the Health Services Research that examined how Washington state reduced the number of antipsychotic prescriptions written for children in the Medicaid system.
ACA reform must preserve mental health pharmacy accessACA repeal or replacement must focus on how to preserve mental health services and pharmacy access.
Big savings expected with new generic antipsychoticFDA tentatively approved the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for generic quetiapine fumarate extended-release tablets (brand Seroquel XR, AstraZeneca) to treat schizophrenia and manic/mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcareTwo reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.
Do antipsychotics increase risk of congenital malformations?A study looks at the potential link between antipsychotic medication and congenital malformations. Also, are current prenatal screening standards as good as expanded carrier screening? Plus: How much do overweight and obesity increase the risk of certain cancers.
ADHD: Are off-label atypical antipsychotics appropriate?The amount of off-label uses of atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPs) prescribed for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raises questions about the appropriateness of AAPs for this indication.
Antipsychotic can cause serious reaction: FDAFDA is warning that the antipsychotic medicine olanzapine can cause a rare but serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body.