Study: New antipsychotics as effective as older, cheaper drugs

03/27/2008 | Reuters

Dutch researchers found that expensive, second-generation antipsychotic drugs are no more effective than older and cheaper medicines in the treatment of schizophrenia. After a one-year observation, patients who took haloperidol showed no significant difference in the reduction of symptoms compared to those who received one of four newer medicines -- AstraZeneca's Seroquel, Eli Lilly and Co.'s Zyprexa, Pfizer's Geodon or Sanofi-Aventis SA's Solian. The older drug, though, had a higher dropout rate.

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