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By On April 22nd, 2013

Education Key For Alzheimer’s Treatments

A major obstacle in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease specifically, but also likely in many other diseases and disorders, is patient’s discontinuing prescribed medication. As Daniel Keller, of Medscape, reports, the key to individuals adhering to their prescriptions may be a better effort to educate about them. The findings of a recent study were that…

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By On January 11th, 2013

Questionable Use of Antipsychotics on Children

Far too often, youths are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics “off-label”, or for a different use than the drug was initially intended. Researchers report that for those under 18 of normal intelligence, there’s no indication that the drugs have any positive effect. As Sharon Kirkey reports for the Ottawa Citizen, presciption medication designed for schizophrenia, for…

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By On December 4th, 2012

Dangers of Prolonged Antipsychotic Drug Use Exposed

A recent study set out to find which antipsychotic medications were safest and most effective for prolonged use. Instead, they seemed to discover that none of the medications used in their study are meant for long-term use and nearly all of the patients observed went off the meds well before they were intended to. As…

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