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Phase 2b Results of Parkinson’s Disease Drug Presented by Acorda

Acorda Therapeutics recently presented results from a Phase 2b study of its investigational drug CVT-301 in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Vancouver, Canada. “Approximately 350,000 people with PD in the U.S. experience OFF periods, which can be very disruptive. There…

Common Gene Variation May Predict Parkinson’s Severity and Progression, Study Reports

Researchers found a genetic variation, known as the GG genotype, that identifies those Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients more likely to have slower disease progression — evidenced through tremors — and lower levels of alpha-synuclein, a protein linked to the disease. The findings have implications in disease diagnosis and treatment strategies, and were recently presented…

Cynapsus and MonoSol Enter Licensing Agreement for Sublingual Film Treatment of Parkinson ‘Off’ Episodes

Cynapsus Therapeutics and MonoSol Rx announced that they have signed a global licensing agreement for select intellectual property, including existing and future patents and patent applications, covering all oral films containing apomorphine for the treatment of “off” episodes  in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for…