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Free Online Training for Professionals to Develop Exercise Programs for Those With Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday, August 15, 2018—An online training program has been launched by the Brain Grant Foundation to help professionals develop safe and effective exercise programming for people living with Parkins…

Funding Received for Phase 2 Trial of Xanomeline-Tropsium Chloride

Wednesday, August 08, 2018—A $42-million financing round has been completed and will be used to finance a phase 2 trial of xanomeline-tropsium chloride (KarXT; Karuna, Boston, MA) for treatment of perso…

Investigational Tau Modifier Receives Orphan Drug Status for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an orphan drug designation to ASN120290 (Asceneuron SA, Lausanne, Switzerland) for the treatment of progressive supranuclear…

IncobotulinumtoxinA Approved for Treatment of Excessive Drooling

Friday, July 13, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin; Merz, Raleigh, NC) for the treatmen…

New Dosing Formulation and Strength for Pimavanserin Approved

Friday, June 29, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new capsule dose formulation and a new tablet strength of pimavanserin (Nuplazid; Acadia Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA).…

New Monoclonal Antibodies Against Alpha-Synuclein Generated

Tuesday, June 26, 2018—ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc has announced that numerous antibodies against toxic oligomers of alpha-synuclein, implicated in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have begun the final …

Impulse Control Disorders More Common in People Who Take Dopamine Agonists

Wednesday, June 20, 2018—A French study which followed 411 people for an average of three years who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) within 5 years, has reported an increase in i…

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Clinician Programmer Receives FDA Approval

Wednesday, June 13, 2018—Medtronic announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had recently approved its Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinician Programmer and Activa Programming Application.…


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