In a paper published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a team of researchers called for more prospective studies that will look into the impact COVID-19 has on brain functioning, given the disease has been frequently associated with neurologic symptoms such as seizures and psychosis.

While the world has largely been focused on the development of vaccines and therapeutics for Covid-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has remained busy lining up potential approvals of medications for other diseases and illnesses.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is wrapping up the month of September with a few PDUFA dates, including an approval review of Aquestive’s Libervant for the management of seizure clusters in epilepsy.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zogenix Inc.’s Fintepla (fenfluramine) oral solution, CIV for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older.

Wrapping up June and ahead of the July 4 holiday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a busy two-week period coming up for drug approval reviews.

Neurelis Inc. announced the commercial availability of Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (i.e., seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizures) that are distinct from a patient’s usual seizure pattern in adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted Aquestive Therapeutics’ New Drug Application for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for seizure clusters.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Neurelis Inc.’s Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity that are distinct from a patient’s usual seizure pattern in people with epilepsy 6 years of age and older.

SK Biopharmaceuticals and U.S. subsidiary SK Life Science announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xcopri (cenobamate tablets) for partial-onset seizures in adults.

Acorda Therapeutics will terminate approximately 25 percent of headcount as the company initiates a corporate restructuring.