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Lundbeck reports positive results from head-to-head study of antidepressant

Lundbeck’s antidepressant vortioxetine has reportedly demonstrated advantages compared to Pfizer’s Pristiq, which is only sold in the US.

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Pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck’s antidepressant vortioxetine, which is sold under brand names Trintellix and Brintellix, has demonstrated an advantage in a head-to-head study against desvenlafaxine, which Pfizer is marketing in the US as Pristiq, Lundbeck has announced in a press release.

The study investigated the efficacy of vortioxetine in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who had a partial response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment when compared to desvenlafaxine, the statement reports.

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