Thursday, January 15, 2009

Use of Zyprexa with the Elderly

Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is what is called an atypicl antipsychotic, often used off label, with the elderly who may have behavioural disturbances or dementia related psychosis. There have been warnings about this use, and now the maker, Eli Lilly is reportedly near a setlement in the U.S. concerning it's marketing of the drug. REad the story in the New York Times

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