Showing posts with label Schizophrenia Drug Discov. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schizophrenia Drug Discov. Show all posts

Monday, August 27, 2012

Health Canada approves Sunovion’s LATUDA NDA to treat schizophrenia

In continuation of my update on Lurasidone..

Health Canada approves Sunovion’s LATUDA NDA to treat schizophrenia: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. today announced that the New Drug Submission (NDS) for LATUDA (lurasidone HCl), for the treatment of adult patients with acute schizophrenia has been approved by Health Canada.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quetiapine fumarate (Seroquel XR) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)....

Quetiapine fumarate (see structure) is marketed by AstraZeneca as Seroquel or SeroquelXR and by Orion Pharma as Ketipinor, is an atypical antipsychotic schizophrenia used in the management of, bipolar I mania, bipolar II depression, bipolar I depression, and used off-label for a variety of other purposes, including insomnia and anxiety disorders.

It is sometimes used off-label, often as an augmentation agent, to treat such conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, restless legs syndrome, autism, alcoholism, depression, Tourette syndrome, and has been used by physicians as a sedative for those with sleep disorders or anxiety disorders.

Astra-Zeneca, recently  announced that the FDA has approved once-daily Seroquel XR (quetiapine fumarate) Extended Release Tablets as adjunctive (add-on) treatment to antidepressants in adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Seroquel XR is the only medication in its class approved by the FDA to treat both major depressive disorder as adjunctive therapy and acute depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder as monotherapy. The company claims that this approval for Seroquel XR provides physicians with a new adjunctive treatment option for patients with MDD who have an inadequate response to their current antidepressant. FDAs approval of Seroquel XR is based on a clinical development program in MDD involving 939 patients randomized across two studies that assessed the efficacy and safety of once-daily treatment with Seroquel XR as adjunctive treatment to antidepressants.....

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