FDA expands approval for Otsuka's antipsychotic drug: 3 things to know

Mackenzie Bean -

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new use for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.'s drug Abilify Maintena.

Here are three things to know.

  1. Abilify Maintena is a once-daily injectable antipsychotic drug for intramuscular use.

  1. The agency first approved the drug in 2013 to treat schizophrenia.

  1. Abilify Maintena may now be used as a monotherapy for adults with bipolar I disorder.

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