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A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Belsomra (suvorexant)... More FDA updates.
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CSA Schedule 4 Some potential for abuse.
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Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia. It's among a new class of drugs called orexin receptor.
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Zolpidem is used in the treatment of insomnia and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Zolpidem 10 mg has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
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Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
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Minerva Neurosciences, Inc., a leader in the development of new therapies to treat neuropsychiatric diseases and disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food.
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