Zyprexa works, but may cause profound sedation, FDA staff says

An FDA official has issued a memo citing reports of excessive sedation in some patients who received a long-acting, injectable form of Zyprexa, Eli Lilly and Co.'s blockbuster schizophrenia drug. The Indianapolis-based drugmaker says the formulation offers advantages that outweigh safety concerns, which it says "are manageable with appropriate labeling and risk-minimization activities."

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