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October 2, 2006

Older Antipsychotics Work Better Than New Ones

A new study has found that older antipsychotic drugs such as Haldol are better at treating schizophrenia than newer, more expensive drugs such as Zyprexa, Seroquel, and, Risperdal. Physicians say they feel the drug companies duped them.

"Why were we so convinced?" he asked, referring to the widespread opinion among psychiatrists that the new drugs were worth the great difference in cost. "I think pharmaceutical companies did a great job in selling their products. That is certainly one issue. It became almost a moral issue on whether you would prescribe these dirty old drugs," he added. "It became the 'my son' phenomenon. What would you prescribe for your son?"

In Antipsychotics, Newer Not Better

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