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Did the Neurontin lawsuit fuel health spending?

In 2004, Pfizer, the world's largest drug company, agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $430 million to settle charges...

Unclear if US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr will return to Congress -friend

It is not clear if U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. will ever return to Congress, a friend and fellow congressman said...

Ghana's mentally ill suffer widespread abuses: report

Thousands of mentally ill people in Ghana are abused in healing camps and hospitals, sometimes chained up and starved in...

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr treated for bipolar disorder

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the clinic confirmed...

Antipsychotic use growing in U.S. kids and teens

Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed during almost one in three of all visits kids and teens make to psychiatrists in the United...

Study finds scarcity of drug trials in kids

Relatively few clinical trials have tested the safety and effectiveness of medications in children - even when kids make...

Premature babies have higher psychiatric risk

Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder...

Bipolar symptoms may begin in teen years

The number of teenagers who have experienced mania -- a hallmark of bipolar disorder -- is close to the number of adults...

Johnson & Johnson hit with $1.1 billion penalty

An Arkansas state judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a $1.1 billion penalty for using allegedly fraudulent tactics...

Scientists teach computers to assess psych risk

Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are...

Abortion doesn't up risk of mental illness relapse

In women with a history of mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, getting an abortion does not increase...

FDA staff worried about lung risk with Alexza drug

Alexza Pharmaceutical's experimental drug for calming down patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can cause severe...

CORRECTION: Could acute postpartum blues signal bipolar disorder?

Women treated for severe psychiatric conditions including major depression shortly after giving birth were more likely to...

Could acute postpartum blues signal bipolar disorder?

Women treated for severe psychiatric conditions including major depression shortly after giving birth were more likely to...

Antipsychotic drugs tied to diabetes risk in kids

The antipsychotic drugs that are increasingly being used to treat bipolar disorder, autism and other mental disorders in...

Foster kids get more antipsychotics: study

Kids in foster care are more likely to have long-term prescriptions for more than one type of antipsychotic medication than...

Brain analysis can help predict psychosis: study

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how serious or long term a psychotic patient's illness may become and...

Europe's brain disorder bill hits 800 billion euros

The annual cost of brain disorders in Europe has soared to 798 billion euros ($1 trillion) and the region is facing a political,...

Laughter good medicine for dementia patients: study

Laughter may be good medicine for elderly dementia patients -- and best of all, it doesn't have side effects. Australian...

Antipsychotics get mixed review for unapproved use

Newer antipsychotics are often prescribed for conditions they aren't approved to treat -- with questionable benefit, according...

Advisers urge FDA to address antipsychotics in kids

U.S. pediatric health advisers on Thursday urged drug regulators to continue studying weight gain and other side-effects...

FDA warns of allergy risk with Merck antipsychotic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use...

Reckitt recalls painkiller after other drugs found

British consumer products group Reckitt Benckiser is recalling all its over-the-counter painkiller Nurofen Plus in the UK...

UK warns on painkiller, anti-psychotic drug mix-up

British regulators issued a safety alert on Thursday after discovering packs of the over-the-counter painkiller Nurofen Plus...

Baby research challenged in new report

Tests of medical treatments in babies vary markedly in quality, at least as judged by the reports that make it into scientific...

J&J, Lilly drugs found among best for manic episodes

Antipsychotics are far more effective than mood stabilizers in tackling acute manic episodes, researchers found, and Eli...

More U.S. kids in hospital for mental illness

American kids are increasingly likely to be admitted to the hospital for mental problems, although rates of non-psychiatric...

Doctors call embedding a severe type of self-harm

In a new study this week, doctors describe a form of self-injury among teenagers called self-embedding, which involves inserting...

Bipolar disorder vastly undertreated: study

Bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that strikes early and can cause lifelong disability, is chronically undertreated in many...

Short time on antipsychotics may up heart disease

Antipsychotic medications, which have raised red flags in the past, may increase the risk of heart disease in as little as...

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