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Phase 3 Trial of Low-Dose Fenfluramine for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Is Enrolling Patients

Tuesday, September 04, 2018—In a phase 2 open-label study of the orphan drug fenfluramine (ZX008; Zogenix, Emeryville, CA) for treatment of patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) refractory to treat…

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Physician Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH; Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD; and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Startup Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Chase Spurlock, PhD, IQuity; Michal Izrael, PhD, Kadimastem Ltd; Kevin Hrusovsky, Quanterix; and J. Michael Ryan, MD, Rodin Therapeutics

Neurologists Wanted!

Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, MD

September 2018—A recently graduated resident and new professor recommends ways to attract medical students to the specialty of neurology.

Seeking Breakthroughs: The Industry Perspective

September 2018—A roundtable discussion with Gregory Went, PhD, Adamas Pharmaceuticals; Lynn Kramer, MD, Eisai; Paulo Fontoura, MD, PhD, Genentech/Roche; Justin Gover, BSc, MBA, GW Pharmaceuticals; Marc Kamin, MD, SK Life Sciences; and Mike Davis, BSc, MBA, UCB

Seeking Breakthroughs—We Want You!

Shamik Bhattycharyya, MD, MS

September 2018—The challenges we must overcome to find breakthrough treatments in neurology are many and the potential is great.

Stiripentol Approved by FDA for Treatment of Dravet Syndrome

Friday, August 24, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved stiripentol (Diacomit; Biocodex, Gentilly, France) as an adjunct to clobazam for the treatment of seizures associated with …

New Drug Application Accepted for Midazolam Nasal Spray for Treating Patients with Acute Repetitive Seizures

Monday, August 13, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a new drug application (NDA) filing for midazolam nasal spray (USL261; UCB, Atlanta, GA) for the treatment of persons with …


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