Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

FDA Approves Diacomit as Add-On Therapy for Dravet Syndrome

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Biocodex’s Diacomit (stiripentol) as an add-on therapy for seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years and older who are undergoing treatment with Onfi (clobazam), an anticonvulsant therapy marketed by Lundbeck. Diacomit is used as an adjunctive (add-on) therapy for treating …

Epidiolex Seen in Phase 3 Trial to Significantly Lessen Drop Seizures in Rare Form of Childhood Epilepsy, Study Reports

GW Pharmaceuticals has published positive results of its Phase 3 trial testing Epidiolex, the company’s cannabis-based oral therapy, in people with treatment-resistent Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). The results, published in the journal The Lancet, also carry promise for Dravet syndrome, another rare and difficult-to-treat epilepsy, as this therapy is currently…