Allergan Hopes To Add Bipolar Depression To Vraylar's Label
With Phase III success in bipolar depression, Allergan plans an sNDA in 2018 to add that indication to the atypical antipsychotic's label, which includes schizophrenia and bipolar mixed or manic episodes.
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