Alzheimer's Disease Drug Defective? ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease Drug Defective?

A new National Institute of Mental Health study reveals that the negative aspects in three aberrant antipsychotic drugs actually outweigh the benefits for Alzheimer's disease sufferers. The study, reported in the October 12th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, reports that there is inadequate evidence that Zyprexa, Seroquel and Risperdal, which are used to treat psychosis, aggression and agitation in Alzheimer's patients, are actually effective. And the report points out that the three drugs carry black-box warnings on them warning of an increased risk of death in elderly patients who have dementia-related psychosis.

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