FDA 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.
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.
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.