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The AP (http://tinyurl.com/long-lasting-zyprexa 12/15) reports Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co said regulators have approved a longer-lasting version of its top-selling drug, the anti-psychotic Zyprexa.  The Food and Drug Administration approved Zyprexa Relprevv, an injection that can last up to four weeks, for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.  Patients on Zyprexa currently take a pill daily. Lilly also makes a fast-acting injection of the drug that can be absorbed by the body in a few hours to treat agitation.  For the new version, patients will visit their doctors every two or four weeks to receive the injection, spokeswoman Janell Smith said.  She said the longer-lasting version makes it easier for patients to stay on the medication, and it allows doctors to track whether they’re doing that since they have to make office visits for the injections. 


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