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Step Forward for Rx to Treat Rare Mental Condition

The FDA has granted "Orphan Drug" status to a medication in the treatment of a rare disorder linked to autism.

FDA Approves Second Brain Imaging Rx for Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia Evaluation

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18 injection), a radioactive diagnostic drug for use with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain in adults being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia.

Forest Laboratories and Pierre Fabre Laboratories Announce FDA Approval of FETZIMA

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Pierre Fabre Laboratories announced today that FETZIMA™ (levomilnacipran extended-release capsules), a once-daily serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), discovered by Pierre Fabre Laboratories and co-developed by Forest Laboratories, Inc. was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.

FDA Approves Abilify Maintena for Schizophrenia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ABILIFY MAINTENA™ (aripiprazole) for extended release injectable suspension, an intramuscular (IM) depot formulation indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia.

FDA Approves Adasuve for Agitation with Schizophrenia, Bipolar I

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adasuve (loxapine) Inhalation Powder 10 mg for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults.

Merck Announces New Phase III Data for Suvorexant

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced new data for suvorexant, the investigational medicine Merck is developing for the treatment of insomnia.

Merck Drug for Insomnia

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, provided an update on the development program for suvorexant, the company's investigational orexin receptor antagonist, which, if approved, will be a new mechanism for the treatment of insomnia.

This Mama's Smokin'

Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This is Your Brain on Drugs

People with addictions to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater.

End Addiction with a Vaccine?

Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a safe vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine.