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In Case You Missed It! – July 2019

Keep up to date with the news we’ve shared via social media in this month’s “In Case You Missed It!” URGENT: Health authorities warn that modafinil may cause fetal harm. CONGRATULATIONS: Dr. Caroline Maness of Emory University is the first recipient of the Hypersomnia Foundation’s...

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Arise Clinical Trial

CLINICAL TRIAL ENROLLING PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AND NARCOLEPSY TYPE 2 Balance Therapeutics is evaluating an investigational new drug BTD-001, to treat excessive daytime sleepiness in individuals diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) or narcolepsy type 2 (Na-2). A Phase 2 clinical trial is currently enrolling Na-2 subjects at 26...

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Summary of Rationale Behind and Research Studies into L-carnitine as a Treatment for Narcolepsy

Background In this 2013 study published in PLoS One, the researchers Miyagawa et al hypothesized that L-carnitine supplementation might help improve narcolepsy symptoms by increasing β-fatty-acid oxidation. Fatty acids are a major energy source for the human body. For them to be broken down and metabolized via oxidation...

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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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