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Media Contact:

Robert Murphy

Director, External Communications,
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc

Press Release

Otsuka and Lundbeck announce the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acceptance of their New Drug Application (NDA) for aripiprazole 2-month, ready-to-use, long-acting injectable, a medication administered for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and for maintenance monotherapy treatment of bipolar I disorder in adults.

US News

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI), with support from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., a leader in mental health, released The Economic Burden of Mental Health Inequities in the United States Report. SHLI looked at a four-year period (2016-2020) and found, at minimum, nearly 117,000 lives and approximately $278 billion could have been saved. The full report is now available for download.

US News

People living with serious mental illness (SMI) are at higher risk for a wide range of chronic physical conditions, are more likely to visit the emergency department, be admitted to the hospital and have longer hospital stays compared to those without SMI. Nonadherence to drug treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is common. Several studies illustrate the problem, estimating that up to half of patients with bipolar disorder, MDD and/or schizophrenia do not take their medication as directed.