Category Archives: Orpan Drug Status

A Challenge Accepted! ;)

It hasn’t happened before. I was given a MISSION, if I chose to accept it, to explain some new developments in regards to Sarizotan (Newron) and Anavex 2-73 (Anavex) receiving FDA Rare Pediatric Disease Designation: “Mel Lancaster have you posted … Continue reading

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Rett Syndrome is Such a Trial… #1 Anavex 2-73

…and 2019 looks to change that up a bit- Rett Syndrome, so many trials! According to the most recent GP2C newsletter (GirlPower2Cure)there will be at least 7 trials this year, currently in various stages. This is SO exciting! What does … Continue reading

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Hold the Presses-Trofinetide in the News!

The first publication of the Pediatric Trofinetide trial has hit the proverbial newsstand! Neurology.org has published “Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of trofinetide in pediatric Rett syndrome” ahead of print. So, it’s hotter than “hot off the press.” So, quick cut … Continue reading

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I Love Someone Rare

Today is Rare Disease Day 2019 From the NIH website: What is a rare disease? In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. This definition was created by Congress in … Continue reading

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All is Not Quiet on the Trofinetide Front #2; A Balancing Act

* Warning* Looooong post! If you aren’t interested in financial aspects and just want an update on logistics that have affected the timeline, skip to the second half- there’s also a link to a new update from Acadia, the pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Sarizotan Trial #2 A Bit of Background

So, I was going to talk about how Sarizotan is supposed to work to help with daytime apnea this week, but I thought I’d give a bit of background on it instead. 🙂 Back in 2002-2003, Sarizotan was used in … Continue reading

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Trofinetide #3

And on we go! So far I’ve discussed what Trofinetide is, how it came about and what it does. Great, but what are we talking for a timeline, right? Who holds the strings? Just what the heck are the steps … Continue reading

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