Acorda Therapeutics Inc. submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Inbrija (CVT-301, levodopa inhalation powder). Acorda is developing Inbrija as a treatment for symptoms of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s taking a carbidopa/levodopa regimen. OFF periods refer to the re-emergence of Parkinson’s symptoms. The trade name for CVT-301, Inbrija, has been conditionally accepted by the FDA.

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 […]

Biogen Inc. plans to spin off its hemophilia drug business as a publicly traded company, leaving the drugmaker to focus on developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases.

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration backed an approval for Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc’s drug for psychosis related to Parkinson’s disease. Nuplazid’s benefits outweighed the risks, the panel said, after 12 members voted in favor of the treatment and two against. Acadia’s shares, which were halted for trading during market hours on […]

The pharma industry’s R&D concentration has been shifting towards specialty therapy areas as research and development returns decline for some leaders.

U.S. health regulators said on Monday that there was no evidence of increased cardiovascular risks related to Novartis AG’s treatment, Stalevo, for Parkinson’s disease. Recommendations for using the drug, which won U.S. approval in 2003, will remain the same on the labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said, after examining data from a required […]

Stanford University researchers are using the most sophisticated fly catcher in the world with the potential to speed up the rate of scientific insight into diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Utilizing robotics, computer vision, and high speed cameras along with a powerful suit of sensors, this robot can handle and study fruit flies with unprecedented […]

Could Body Posture During Sleep Affect How Your Brain Clears Waste? Stony Brook, NY – August 4, 2015 – Sleeping in the lateral, or side position, as compared to sleeping on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing […]

Data Presented at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders APL-130277, Sublingual Apomorphine, for On-Demand Treatment of OFF Episodes Associated with Parkinson’s Disease TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 25, 2015) – Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNA)(TSX:CTH) (the “Company”) today announced that it presented data from clinical trials of APL-130277, a sublingual apomorphine thin film under […]

New Knowledge: Parkinson’s Disease May Begin In The Gu A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson’s disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. The study is the largest in the field so far. The chronic neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease affects an increasing number of people. However, scientists still do […]