AbbieVie Receives Approval for Carbidopa and Levodopa Pump

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FDA has approved Duopa (carbidopa and levodopa) enteral suspension for the treatment of motor fluctuations for people with advanced Parkinson's disease. Duopa is administered using a small, portable infusion pump that delivers carbidopa and levodopa directly into the small intestine for 16 continuous hours via a procedurally-placed tube.It was appr...

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Small Study Shows Promising Results for New Alzheimer's Ther...

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New Drug Target for Multiple Sclerosis

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Friday, February 13, 2015

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FDA Permits Marketing of Fecal Incontinence Device for Women

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Brain Develops Abnormally for People Who Stutter

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A region of the brain thought to control speech production develops abnormally in children who stuttera pattern that persists into adulthood, accordin...Full story

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Dr. Howard Fine has been appointed to lead the newly established neuro-oncology program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center,...Full story

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Phase IIa Study of Frontotemporal Dementia Doses First Patie...

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Forum Pharmaceuticals announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase IIa proof of mechanism clinical trial to evaluate the company's investigational...Full story

FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk

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