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What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypersomnia in 2016?

Rather than writing our own article for this week’s edition of SomnusNooze, we are bringing you information from Dr. David Cunnington in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Cunnington has agreed to share with us a recent post from his website (sleephub.com.au) that covers hypersomnia-related topics from the SLEEP2016...

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Midyear Recap

Can you believe that 2016 is almost half over? It’s been a very busy year at the Hypersomnia Foundation, where volunteers have been hard at work establishing new programs and bringing you the latest information on the central disorders of hypersomnolence—primarily idiopathic hypersomnia, but also narcolepsy...

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Act Today and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Very recently, the Hypersomnia Foundation became aware of an opportunity to help shape the future of sleep research. The National Institutes of Health, the primary source of funding for medical research in the United States, has issued a Request for Information, which you can view at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-16-312.html. The final date to...

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EMA Recommends Approval of Pitolisant for the Treatment of Narcolepsy

On November 20, 2015, the European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended that Bioprojet Pharma's drug pitolisant (Wakix) be approved for the treatment of narcolepsy with or without cataplexy. In making its recommendation, the Committee reviewed data from four studies of pitolisant—two placebo-controlled...

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The First Multi-Site Clinical Trial for IH and Type 2 Narcolepsy in the US Is Underway

ARISE 201 is the first double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, multicenter study of a drug (BTD-001) for the treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and type 2 narcolepsy (T2N) in adults. More than 20 study sites throughout the United States are currently prescreening or screening people with IH and T2N...

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BUNIHPPS – An Online Research Survey for Narcolepsy & IH Patients

http://tiny.cc/BUNIHPPS Dear IH Community members: A research team at Boston University has developed BUNIHPPS -- a survey research study for patients with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. Also called the Boston University Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia Patient Perspectives Study, BUNIHPPS is an anonymous online survey forging into new...

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