Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

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…

Measuring Brain Activity Pattern May Help Identify More Effective Anti-epileptic Therapies

Incorporating brain activity pattern analysis in chemical compounds screenings for Dravet syndrome and other epilepsies can help predict therapies’ effectiveness and minimize chances for off-target effects. That finding comes from the study “Brain activity patterns in high-throughput electrophysiology screen predict both drug efficacies and side effects,” which was published…

FDA to Give GW Pharmaceuticals’ Cannabis-based Therapy for Dravet Syndrome a Priority Review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give priority review to a New Drug Application that GW Pharmaceuticals submitted for its cannabis-based therapy for two difficult-to-treat epilepsies that appear in childhood. U.S. regulators” decision to review the application on an accelerated timetable follows GW’s submission  of a Marketing Authorization Application to…