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Illegal marketing costs AstraZeneca $520 million

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The settlement centers on the Delaware-based company’s efforts to promote Seroquel, which the Food and Drug Administration has approved to treat disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar depression. The government alleges that AstraZeneca aggressively marketed the drug for unapproved uses — such as to treat Alzheimer’s disease and anxiety — to physicians, who then put […]

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Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances The Food and Drug Administration has determined that the treatment of behavioral disorders in elderly patients with dementia with atypical (second generation) antipsychotic medications is associated with increased mortality. Of a total of seventeen placebo controlled trials performed with olanzapine (Zyprexa), aripiprazole (Abilify), risperidone (Risperdal), or […]

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Seroquel

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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If you took Seroquel (Quetiapine) on or before January 2004, and you have developed diabetes, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, seizures, diabetic coma, stroke, heart attack, amputation of a limb (due to diabetes), severe weight gain, or other medical conditions, you may be entitled to compensation. Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar […]

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