Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) Lawsuit

Seroquel, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is an oral medication used to
manage the symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as delusions, thought disorder, hallucinations, social withdrawal, lack of energy,
apathy, and reduced ability to express emotion.

The drug, which was approved by the FDA for marketing in 1997, affects
a broad range of neurotransmitter receptors, including serotonin
receptors.  It is  also sometimes used to treat the mania associated
with bipolar disorder.

News of Seroquel’s side effects and emerged as a result of observational
data released at a medical conference in Philadelphia which showed that
patients on Seroquel had 3.34 times as many cases of diabetes as those
on older antipsychotics such as haldoperidol. Read the rest of this entry »

Antidepressants & Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

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Seroquel: A Silenced Drug Study Creates An Uproar

Seroquel is not FDA approved for children.  It has a black box suicide warning for kids and the elderly.  See FDA drug label here:  http://tmap.wordpress.com/the-drugs/ 

 

Quote from story: “Even if most doctors are ethical, corporate grants, gifts and underwriting have compromised psychiatry, said an editorial this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the flagship journal of the American Psychiatric Association.Read the rest of this entry »

Seroquel Maker Wants to Seal Info from You, for You

AstraZeneca, maker of the blockbuster anti­psychotic Seroquel, is battling to keep information about the drug out of the public’s view … for the public’s own good.

Later this month in Orlando, lawyers for the drugmaker will argue that unsealing company documents, including unpublished clinical trial data and letters from the FDA, could harm “a vulnerable patient population.” Read the rest of this entry »

Antipsychotics: History – Then and Now

The Times-News
Modern mind medicines begin to lose luster
January 27, 2009

Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pick to blunt emotions and reduce agitation. Read the rest of this entry »

Seroquel Raises Diabetes Risk, Doctor Says

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — AstraZeneca Plc’s antipsychotic drug Seroquel raised by almost 400 percent the risk of developing diabetes when compared with first-generation medications in its class, a doctor testified in a court case against the drugmaker.

A 2004 article published in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, reported the increased risk in males who were exposed to Seroquel for at least 60 days. The study, which involved 1,629 patients, compared the exposure of a newer class of antipsychotics including clozapine and Seroquel with an older class of drugs, Jennifer Marks, a Miami- based endocrinologist, said during a pre-trial hearing yesterday in federal court in Orlando, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Heart Risk Cited in Newer Antipsychotic Drugs

Zyprexa, Risperdal and Seroquel, among the 10 most commonly prescribed medications, are just as likely as older antipsychotic drugs to cause a fatal heart attack, a study finds. Read the rest of this entry »