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Pitolisant New Drug Application Granted Priority Review

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—Pitolisant (Harmony Biosciences; Plymouth Meeting, PA), an investigational drug being studied for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness and/or cataplexy in patients wi…

Tau Pathology of Alzheimer’s Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle

Wednesday, February 06, 2019—Poor sleep is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that worsens as the disease progresses and is also suggested to be an early symptom of AD. It has been known for some…

Lemborexant Use Does Not Affect Next-Day Driving Performance

Thursday, January 24, 2019—In a phase 1 safety study, healthy adult volunteers, mean age 58.5 (age range 23-78 years), who took lemborexant (Eisai, Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Purdue, Stamford, CT) at b…

New Drug Application Filed for Lemborexant for Insomnia

Wednesday, January 16, 2019—A new drug application (NDA) has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lemborexant (Eisei, Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Purdue Pharma, Stamford, CT). Lemborexan…

FDA Clears First-in-Class NonEEG, Seizure-Monitoring, Wearable Device for Children

Tuesday, January 08, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for a wearable smartband device (Embrace; Empatica, Boston, MA) to detect seizure activity in children age …

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Sleep Apnea Can Double Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African-Americans

Monday, December 17, 2018—A new study published in Circulation reveals that African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressu…

 
 

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