Schizophrenia

Risperdal

Risperdal (risperidone) is the most prescribed antipsychotic in the US and, with worldwide sales of $2.1bn, is Johnson & Johnson’s second most profitable drug.

The new antipsychotics

The so-called ‘atypical antipsychotic drugs’ have been hailed as a pharmaceutical breakthrough and have, by now, largely replaced the old guard of neuroleptics. However, a recent overview of these modern medicines questions the claim that this new...

Thioridazine

Several years ago, the warning flag went up for the antipsychotic drug thioridazine, marketed as Melleril. Both the UK and US drug regulatory authorities warned that the drug could cause sudden death

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