Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Health Canada advises consumers about important safety information on atypical antipsychotic drugs and dementia

From Health Canada:
Health Canada is advising Canadians about the risks to elderly patients suffering from dementia, who take second-generation antipsychotic medications, also referred to as atypical antipsychotics.

The advice is based on recent studies showing that elderly demented patients prescribed second-generation antipsychotic medications had a 1.6 greater death rate than those patients taking placebos (sugar pills). ...more

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