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FDA Extends Review of MS Agent Ocrevus to March 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016—The FDA has extended the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for its review of the Biologics License Application of Genentech’s investigational agent for the tre…

Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System: Emerging Trends

Shawn Masia, MD and Ryan Zaklin, MD, MA

November/December 2016—Cannabis-derived therapies may offer a great opportunity to modulate the endocannabinoid system, but understanding the risks is paramount.

The Assistance Fund Now Providing Financial Assistance to Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Thursday, October 27, 2016—The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable foundation, is opening a new fund to providing financial assistance for patients living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Du…

Recent Developments

July/August 2016—Once-Monthly Self-Administered Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Zinbryta Wins FDA Approval The FDA has approved Zinbryta (daclizumab, Biogen/AbbVie), a once-monthly, self-…

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Atrophy of the Amygdala

Felix Geser, MD, PhD, Leo Hermle, MD, Patrick J. Egan, MD, Johannes Brettschneider, MD, and Tibor C. G. Mitrovics, MD

July/August 2016—Early and pronounced involvement of the amygdala is known to be characteristic for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia, but it may also occur in ALS.

Special Report: AAN Annual Meeting: Video Coverage, Study Highlights, and More

May 2016— Last month, thousands of members of the international neurology community convened in Vancouver for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Practical …

In-Focus: Communication

May 2016—Review Finds Poor Public Understanding of Dementia Findings from a new review indicate that the general public possesses only a fair to moderate knowledge and understanding…

In-Focus: Parkinson’s Disease

April 2016—New Findings Clarify Cognitive Difficulties in Communication for PD patients The ability to keep up with conversations can be a challenge for some patients with Parkinson&r…


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