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  • Drug for Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome May Increase Heart Failure Risk [hide all summaries]
    (February 2013)
    MIRAPEX (pramipexole) is a drug frequently used for restless leg syndrome, for which there are other safer, effective nondrug treatments, as discussed in the article. It also is used for Parkinson's disease. A recent review has found that this drug can increase the risk of heart failure. Find out how to recognize early symptoms of heart failure.
  • The Newer Atypical Antipsychotic Drug Olanzapine (ZYPREXA) Shows No Advantage Over Haloperidol (HALDOL) [hide all summaries]
    (May 2004)
    A randomized controlled clinical trial, the “gold standard” for scientific research, published in the November 26, 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compared the newer top selling atypical antipsychotic drug olanzapine (ZYPREXA) to the much older antipsychotic agent haloperidol (HALDOL) and concluded that this trial: "...found no statistically or clinically significant advantages of olanzapine for schizophrenia on measures of compliance, symptoms, or overall quality of life, nor did it find evidence of reduced inpatient use or total cost."

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