Episode 4: Valbenazine

Today’s episode is the first in my new Medication Minute series of this podcast. These shorter episodes will feature information regarding a specific subset of psychiatric medication management; anything from a new drug that is available to important side effects of a medication. On today’s episode, I want to discuss a new medication called valbenazine (Ingrezza), which recently became the first FDA-approved drug to treat tardive dyskinesia.


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