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Next-Generation VNS System and Implantable Device Approved

Monday, October 09, 2017—LivaNova has received FDA approval for its next-generation Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy Programming System for drug-resistant epilepsy. The FDA has also approved the …

Investigational Low-Dose Fenfluramine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial for Dravet Syndrome

Friday, September 29, 2017—Phase 3 findings suggest that the investigational ZX008 (low-dose fenfluramine hydrochloride, Zogenix) is effective for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. The study enrolled 11…

Briviact Approved as Monotherapy for Partial-Onset Seizures

Friday, September 15, 2017—The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Briviact (brivaracetam, UCB) CV as monotherapy for partial-onset (focal) seizures (POS) in patients 16 y…

Aptiom Approved for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients Four Years of Age and Older

Thursday, September 14, 2017—The FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the indication for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate, Sunovion) to include treatment of partial-…

SUDEP: Risk Factors and Proposed Mechanisms

Michelle L. Dougherty, MD

July/August 2017—Patients and families deserve information about their risk for SUDEP and steps that can be taken to minimize that risk.

VNS Therapy Approved in Children Ages Four Years and Older with Partial Onset Refractory Seizures

Friday, June 30, 2017—The FDA has approved the VNS Therapy (LivaNova) in patients as young as four years of age with partial onset refractory seizures. Originally approved for patients ages 12…

Low-Dose Fenfluramine Granted Orphan Status for LGS

Tuesday, June 27, 2017—The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to ZX008 (Zogenix), an investigational treatment for Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). Zogenix will initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial …

American Epilepsy Society Awards Investigators for Early Career Research

Monday, June 12, 2017—The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has awarded 25 early career scientists and clinicians with fellowships or grants to support their work in epilepsy research. The award reci…


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