The U.S. FDA approved Acorda Therapeutics’ Inbrija, the first inhaled formula of levodopa (L-dopa) for the intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the FDA completed a postmarketing review and issued a clear statement reaffirming the positive benefit-risk profile of Nuplazid (pimavanserin) for patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.
Research published in the journal Nature by researchers at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health in the U.S. suggest that a class of diabetes medications known as GLP-1 analogs may be effective treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
GlaxoSmithKline aims to turbo-charge the company’s drug discovery engine with a big bet on genetics as its CEO played down the idea of hiving off consumer healthcare.
Axovant Sciences announced that the biotech start-up licensed exclusive worldwide rights to OXB-102, now dubbed AXO-Lenti-PD, from Oxford BioMedica.
An experimental extended-release version of the drug amantadine can reduce the duration of the involuntary dancing-like movements seen in people whose long-term use of levodopa has kept their Parkinson’s disease under control.
A biotech company called Voyager Therapeutics now thinks it can extend the effects of L-Dopa by using a surprising approach: gene therapy.
Last year, when I left Cannes Lions Health, I wondered when the technology explosion would truly begin to trickle down into the hands of the average patient in the waiting room. I left the 2016 festival feeling the same way.
Amgen Inc. struck a research and development deal for the development of Advaxis Inc.’s pre-clinical immunotherapy treatment, ADXS-NEO.
Reuters Health – Parkinson disease may have become more common over the past 30 years, at least according to a study in one Minnesota county. “This is the first evidence that shows an increasing trend of Parkinson incidence, confirmation is needed,” said Dr. Honglei Chen of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Triangle […]