Unexplained deaths linked to antipsychotic

Two patients died three to four days after receiving appropriate doses of olanzapine pamoate, which was well after the recommended three hour post-injection monitoring period, the US Food and Drug Administration said.

The TGA’s Database of Adverse Event Notifications shows 33 adverse events but no deaths have been linked to Zyprexa Relprevv.

An Eli Lilly Australia spokesperson said the company was unable to conclude whether the US deaths were related to the drug but was continuing to evaluate its safety.