SYMPOSIUM 2: The psychopharmacology of emerging calcium channel targets

Calcium ions (Ca2+) are universal intracellular messengers and, through selectively permeable calcium channels, can mediate and drive many important physiological processes. However, excessive calcium channel activation can lead to excitotoxicity within cells. Thus, it is imperative that the opening of these channels is well and precisely regulated. Altered calcium function has become of recent interest […]

SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM: Inhaled Loxapine in Clinical Practice

Satellite symposium funded by Galen-Pharma Inhaled Loxapine in Clinical Practice Professor David Taylor Maudsley Hospital, London Agitation and violence are symptoms often associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Loxapine is a first-generation antipsychotic drug that belongs to the dibenzoxazepine family. Other antipsychotic medications belonging to this family include olanzapine and clozapine. […]