FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA approves brand name change for antidepressant drug Brintellix (vortioxetine) to avoid confusion with antiplatelet drug Brilinta (ticagrelor)

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On May 2, 2016, FDA announced it has approved a brand name change for the antidepressant Brintellix (active ingredient vortioxetine) to decrease the risk of prescribing and dispensing errors resulting from name confusion with the blood-thinning medicine Brilinta (active ingredient ticagrelor).
Source: FDA Drug Safety Podcasts