November 26, 2003 |
An older, inexpensive drug is as effective at treating the symptoms of schizophrenia as a newer, more popular drug that costs about 100 times more, according to a new report. The study, published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., also found no difference in quality of life between those given the newer drug, olanzapine, and those who received the older medication, haloperidol, plus another drug to control side effects.
October 2, 1996 |
FDA OKs Schizophrenia Drug: Doctors say the drug could help patients who don't respond to existing medicines. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co.'s olanzapine, to be sold under the brand name Zyprexa, has not yet been adequately compared to existing medicines, so the Food and Drug Administration could not let the company advertise the drug as superior.