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Older Antipsychotics Trump Newer Agents for Schizophrenia

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Older Antipsychotics Trump Newer Agents for Schizophrenia

Post  Admin on Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:53 am

Older Antipsychotics Trump Newer Agents for Schizophrenia

In a large population-based cohort study, conventional depot antipsychotics turned out to be superior to risperidone long-acting injection, Danish researchers reported here at the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) 51st Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

"Newer does not necessarily mean better," Jimmi Nielsen, MD, PhD, from Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark, told Medscape Medical News.

"People tend to think that new equals improved, but as we found, the conventional depot antipsychotic formulation was more effective and it also was much cheaper."

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