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Survey Finds 103 Medicines in Development for Mental Illnesses

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  • Ian Pitchford
    Survey Finds 103 Medicines in Development for Mental Illnesses NewsRx.com July 05, 2000 2000 JUL 14 - (NewsRx.com) -- One hundred and three medicines are in
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      Survey Finds 103 Medicines in Development for Mental Illnesses
      NewsRx.com

      July 05, 2000

      2000 JUL 14 - (NewsRx.com) -- One hundred and three medicines are in the
      pipeline to help the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from some form
      of mental illness, according to a newly released survey by the Pharmaceutical
      Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

      "Over the past half-century, pharmaceutical research has helped transform
      mental illness from a misunderstood cause of shame and fear into a highly
      treatable condition," said PhRMA president Alan F. Holmer, in releasing the
      survey. "Medicines are already helping people with depression function as
      productive workers and responsible family members. Breakthrough medicines for
      schizophrenia enable most patients to be treated in the community, and
      medicines for Alzheimer's are helping elderly people stay out of nursing
      homes. The 103 medicines now in testing offer hope of further reducing the
      terrible human and economic toll of mental illness."

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