The French pharma company continues to pare down its central nervous system business by divesting 11 brands to U.K.-based Pharmanovia, which is expanding its neurology portfolio.

The European Medicines Agency’s safety committee, on Friday, recommended pregnant women not use topiramate-containing medicines to prevent migraine or manage their body weight as their newborns could have a higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced new real-world data from the BECOME (BEhavior, COgnition, and More with Epidiolex) Caregiver Survey that showed a substantial proportion of caregivers of adult and pediatric patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) and Dravet Syndrome (DS) prescribed Epidiolex (cannabidiol) oral solution reported improvements in patients’ seizure and non-seizure outcomes across all age groups.

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals has set a new course following its acquisition by Pfizer with a focus on developing therapeutics that modulate the Kv7 ion channel for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Jazz Pharma is breaking new ground with its cannabidiol epilepsy treatment Epidiolex, taking the drug into a Phase III study in children and adolescents.

Pfizer and Flynn Pharma are under the scrutiny of British watchdogs once again, after officials said the companies have been overcharging for an anti-epilepsy medication for over four years. A fine totaling $84 million, or 70 million pounds, has been issued to the two companies.