The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Atypical Antipsychotics in the Elderly
August 1, 2005 (Issue: 1214)The FDA has reported that 5106 elderly patients with dementia treated with atypical (second generation) antipsychotics in 17 randomized controlled trials had a higher mortality rate (4.5% vs. 2.6%) than those receiving placebo. Most of the deaths...more
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