Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Takeda Buys Global Rights to Soticlestat for Rare Epileptic Disorders

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has acquired the global rights to develop and market the investigational oral therapy soticlestat (OV935/TAK-935) for developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, including Dravet syndrome, the company has announced. Soticlestat was originally developed by Takeda and Ovid Therapeutics, after the companies entered into a collaboration in 2017.

Epidiolex Still Effective at Half the Highest Approved Dose for Reducing Frequency of Convulsive Seizures in Children with Dravet

Epidiolex (cannabidiol), as an add on-therapy administered at either a low or high dose, leads to similar clinically relevant reductions in the frequency of convulsive seizures in children with treatment-resistant Dravet syndrome, Importantly, a lower Epidiolex dose shows a better safety and tolerability profile when compared to the higher dose.