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Friday, June 30, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Product Launches and Updates

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

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 years and older, VNS The…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials

Low-Dose Fenfluramine Granted Orphan Status for LGS

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 in LGS in second half of …

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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

American Epilepsy Society Awards Investigators for Early Career Research

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 recipients include pre-doctor…

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

NEJM Publishes Phase 3 Data for Epidiolex in Dravet Syndrome as Manufacturer Eyes Mid-2017 NDA Submission

The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from a Phase 3 study showing that Epidiolex (cannabidiol, GW Pharmaceuticals) reduces monthly convulsive seizure frequency compared to placebo…

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications

New Data Highlight Efficacy and Safety of Brain Responsive Neuromodulation for Reduction of Seizures

Two new studies offer long-term perspective on the efficacy and safety of brain responsive neuromodulation for the reduction of seizures. One study evaluated the effects of NeuroPace’s RNS Syste…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Research and Publications

AAN Unveils New Guideline for SUDEP at Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) have released a new joint guideline for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) at the AAN Annual Meeting in Boston.…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Review Identifies Antidepressants and AEDs Effective for Nerve Pain

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. In findings published in the journal Neurology, resea…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

Sunovion Submits NDA to Expand Aptiom Indication to Pediatric Patients

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to the FDA to expand the indication for its antiepileptic drug AED Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) to include use as …

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Personnel/Company News, Product Launches and Updates

Takeda and Ovid Strike Partnership to Develop Investigational Agent for Rare Pediatric Epilepsy

Takeda and Ovid Therapeutics are teaming up for the clinical development and commercialization of Takeda’s investigational new drug TAK-935, a novel CH24H inhibitor, in rare pediatric epilepsies…

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Friday, December 09, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

NeuroPace Unveils New Long-Term Data for Its RNS System

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Houston, NeuroPace shared new long-term data for its RNS System for the treatment of partial-onset seizure. The RNS System monitors and respon…

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Thursday, December 08, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

Reflecting on New Phase 3 Epidiolex Data, GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Emphasizes Education About Cannabidiol

Greenwich Biosciences, a subsidiary of GW Pharmaceuticals, shared phase 3 data in poster presentations at the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting showing that it’s investigational ca…

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

AES 2016: Sunovion Launching Phase 4 Study of Aptiom Using Wearable Technology to Detect Seizure Activity

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Houston, Sunovion revealed that will soon initiate enrollment for a Phase 4 clinical study (Study 093-701) evaluating the use of the Embrace w…

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Research and Publications

AES 2016: Fenfluramine Found Effective for both Dravet Syndrome and LGS

New poster data from Zogenix presented at the recent American Epilepsy Society’s annual meeting in Houston paints an encouraging portrait of the company’s investigational fenfluramine agen…

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Pfizer

Adjunctive Treatment with Lyrica Found to Reduce Seizure Frequency in Pediatric Epilepsy

New phase 3 results show that Lyrica (pregabalin, Pfizer) Capsules CV is an effective adjunctive therapy for patients with epilepsy between the ages of four and 16 years of age. Specifically, the resu…

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Friday, October 28, 2016 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Research and Publications

Phase 1 Data Show Rapid Absorption of Intranasal Midazolam in Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy

New Phase 1 data show that intranasal midazolam spray (USL261, Upsher-Smith) in pediatric participants with epilepsy is rapidly absorbed and with no dose-dependent no differences in maximum plasma con…

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