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Schizophrenia is a chronic debilitating disorder which affects more than two million Americans, and millions more worldwide. While significant progress has been made in understanding the disease and developing treatments, there remains a significant unmet medical need. More than 50% of patients switch their medication in a given year due to either poor response or the experience of adverse events.
FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

Ephrins may influence learning

Ephrins may influence learning

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Florida sues drug company for Medicaid fraud

Florida sues drug company for Medicaid fraud

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia

Researchers identify biochemical target that could lead to a new class of antibiotics to fight TB

Researchers identify biochemical target that could lead to a new class of antibiotics to fight TB

New understanding to how cells in auditory system organize before hearing develops

New understanding to how cells in auditory system organize before hearing develops

Dopamine sheds new light on drug addiction

Dopamine sheds new light on drug addiction

Gene variant that may increase the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Gene variant that may increase the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Schizophrenia may arise from a single genetic defect

Schizophrenia may arise from a single genetic defect

Achieva 3T MR Scanner launched officially launched

Achieva 3T MR Scanner launched officially launched

Research confirms how early-life events shape later physiology

Research confirms how early-life events shape later physiology

Organon’s compound, Org 24448, selected to test efficacy of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia

Organon’s compound, Org 24448, selected to test efficacy of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia