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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...

Arava

The drugs regulators, those sentinels at the gate who ensure our safety from dangerous prescription drugs, can sometimes be slow to act. It is now 18 months since we predicted the imminent withdrawal of Arava (leflunomide),

Paroxetine

Paroxetine (marketed in the UK as Seroxat and in the US as Paxil) is an antidepressant that has been blamed for causing chronic hepatitis. The drug, manufactured by Smithkline Beecham, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI),

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