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Questions Remain about Safety of Parkinson's Psychosis Drug: Report

One of the health highlights mentioned in this update compiled by editors outlines the conclusions from a recent ISMP QuarterWatch report that examined many unanswered questions about the safety and effectiveness of pimavanserin (Nuplazid), a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, and called for stronger warnings on its label.

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