No New Meds | Science News

Be a Champion for Science

Get your subscription to

Science News when you join.


No New Meds

With drug firms in retreat, the pipeline for new psychiatric medications dries up

11:38am, February 7, 2013

Psychiatry seemed poised on the edge of a breakthrough. In early 2011, after decades of no radically new drugs, a fundamentally different schizophrenia treatment promised relief from the psychotic hallucinations and delusions plaguing people with the disease. The new compound, devised by chemists at Eli Lilly and Co., hit a target in the brain that older medicines had ignored.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from this issue of Science News