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APA 2010: Alkermes prepares to enter potentially lucrative opioid dependence market

At this year's American Psychiatric Association meeting, US pharmaceutical company Alkermes presented promising new data for Vivitrol in the treatment of opioid dependence. The FDA is currently assessing the drug under a priority review, and approval in the burgeoning opioid dependence indication would be a major boon for Alkermes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2010
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APA 2010: limited data highlight unmet needs in bipolar disorder

Several leading drug makers presented new data in bipolar disorder at this year's meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Despite Cephalon's Nuvigil showing promise as an adjunct, modest data for antipsychotics from Merck & Co and Pfizer served only to highlight the remaining unmet needs in the treatment of this disease.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2010
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APA 2010: Merck and Dainippon take center stage to present new schizophrenia therapies

Schizophrenia played a prominent role at this year's American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting due to the prevailing high level of unmet need. Merck & Co and Dainippon Sumitomo presented data for new drugs which Datamonitor believes represent important additions to the current treatment portfolio. Elsewhere, an interesting lecture predicted a future of personalized schizophrenia treatments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2010
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APA 2010: new long-term data confirm potential of depot formulations

Bringing improved patient compliance, depot formulations tackle a crucial unmet need in schizophrenia and the FDA approval of Invega Sustenna and Zyprexa Relprevv represent important steps to improve the transparency of compliance. At this year's American Psychiatric Association meeting, both Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly presented data of these depots' long-term efficacy and safety.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2010
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APA 2010: unmet needs in major depressive disorder remain key

Key themes presented in the field of major depressive disorder at this year's American Psychiatric Association annual meeting included treatment-resistant depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation and adjunctive use of antipsychotics. While no new clinical trial data were presented, those that were provide an interesting insight into the strategies of a number of major pharmaceutical players.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2010
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APA 2011: addressing treatment resistance remains the key theme for depression

Datamonitor recently attended the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Honolulu, Hawaii, which ran over May 14-18, 2011. Of particular interest were the promising data presented for several agents in late-stage development for treatment-resistant depression. Below are the highlights of the conference's coverage of developmental depression drugs.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2011
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APA 2011: future directions for research in substance dependence and autism outlined

Adjunctive therapies in depression, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were key themes at the 164th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. However, three conditions characterized by a high level of unmet need did not go overlooked: bipolar disorders, substance dependence, and autism.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2011
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APA 2011: long-term data support new entrants in increasingly competitive schizophrenia market

Datamonitor recently attended the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Honolulu, Hawaii, which ran over May 14-18, 2011. The focus in schizophrenia was on long-term data for new market entrants and treatment adherence, with limited new clinical trial data for pipeline candidates.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2011
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APA 2011: Shire and Shionogi position non-stimulants as adjunct therapies for the management of ADHD

Datamonitor attended the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Honolulu, Hawaii, which ran over May 14-18, 2011. In attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the promotion of recent market entrants Intuniv and Kapvay took precedence, with presentations of post-marketing long-term clinical data.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2011
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APA 2012: cariprazine fails to offer a therapeutic breakthrough

Forest and Gedeon's cariprazine is a pharmacologically unique atypical antipsychotic in Phase III development for both schizophrenia and bipolar mania. Data presented at APA 2012 hint that while cariprazine appears to be effective in both indications, its tolerability and failure to address the broader bipolar depression patient population will hinder uptake.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2012

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