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Pitolisant Receives Orphan Drug Designation

Pitolisant from Harmony Biosciences Receives Orphan Drug Status from FDA for Treatment of PWS The FDA has granted Orphan Drug status to pitolisant, the trial drug from Harmony Biosciences to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDA) and behavioral disturbances. The designation shows that the FDA considers pitolisant to be a promising treatment for people with PWS. ...

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Neuren Pharmaceuticals Opens Third Trial Site for Phase II PWS Study

Neuren Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce their third site participating in their Phase II, Open Label, PWS Study (Neu-2591-PWS-001) is now open for screening! Important information regarding this exciting milestone: Three sites are now open to enrollment! Rare Disease Research (RDR), located in Atlanta, GA, and Uncommon Cures, located in Chevy Chase, MD (8 miles outside of Washington, D.C.) and...

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Acadia Pharmaceuticals has Announced the Initiation of its Phase 3 Study for Nasal Carbetocin to Treat Hyperphagia

This week, Acadia Pharmaceuticals announced the initiation of its Phase 3 COMPASS PWS study! This study focuses on evaluating the efficacy and safety of carbetocin nasal spray (ACP-101) for treating hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome. The COMPASS PWS trial is a 12-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled global Phase 3 trial, with approximately 170 participants aged five to...

PWSA | USA Announced as one of Harmony Biosciences 2023 Patients at the Heart Recipients

PWSA | USA Announced as Harmony Biosciences’ 2023 Patients at the Heart Grant Recipient

About Harmony Biosciences Patients at the Heart Grant Via Harmony Biosciences Press Release: Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. (“Harmony”) (Nasdaq: HRMY), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative therapies for patients with rare neurological diseases, has selected the latest round of nonprofit organizations for its Patients at the Heart and Progress at the Heart...

Harmony Biosciences Reveals Encouraging Data from Phase 2 Pitolisant Study in PWS Patients

Harmony Biosciences has presented new secondary endpoint data concerning the use of pitolisant, an investigational drug, for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Prader-Willi syndrome. According to a recent press release Harmony Biosciences released, the Phase 2 signal-detection study showed improvements in behavioral disturbances, especially in the higher-dose pitolisant group, as well as...

Soleno Therapeutics Reports Positive Results from DCCR Study C602 for Prader-Willi Syndrome

Soleno Therapeutics, Inc. has revealed positive outcomes from the randomized withdrawal phase of Study C602, an extended treatment study of DCCR (Diazoxide Choline) Extended-Release tablets for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The results, which showed a significant improvement in hyperphagia-related behaviors in the DCCR group compared to the placebo group, support Soleno's plan to submit a New...

Neuren Pharmaceuticals is Happy to Announce the First Site Participating in Their Phase II, Open Label, PWS Study (Neu-2591-PWS-001) is Now Open for Screening!

Important information regarding this exciting milestone: Rare Disease Research (RDR), located in Atlanta, GA, is now welcoming children with PWS and their families to their clinicfor screening into this trial. The duration of active treatment in this study is 13 weeks. In a preclinical study in animals, physiological and behavioral symptoms were normalized within six...

Harmony Biosciences Issues Statement Regarding Confidence in Pitolisant Drug

Harmony Biosciences has reaffirmed its confidence in the strength of WAKIX® (Pitolisant) patents, after receiving a positive ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejecting the request for reexamination. WAKIX® is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or cataplexy in adults with Narcolepsy. Read Harmony Biosciences' community-facing statement below: We are pleased...

Aardvark Therapeutics Announces FDA Pediatric Disease Designation for PWS, Expansion of Phase 2 Clinical Trial

Aardvark Therapeutics recently announced the drug company has received Pediatric Disease Designation for PWS from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and will expand its Phase 2 clinical trial of oral ARD-101 in young adults with PWS. According to Aardvark Therapeutics, this FDA designation means the company is eligible for a Rare Pediatric Disease...

Harmony Biosciences Shares Positive Data from Pitolisant Study at “SLEEP 2023” Annual Meeting

PWSA | USA received information from Harmony Biosciences that the company announced positive findings from the Phase 2 study of its drug pitolisant, a treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). The data was presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). According to Harmony...

Calling All PWS Caregivers!

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is looking for PWS caregivers to participate in a asynchronous computer training on medication and data collection procedures. Upon completion, you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Click the button below to learn more about this opportunity and to find the training link. Thank you!

Participate in a PWS Specific Sleep Study

Has your 3–7-year-old child been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome? Do they have trouble sleeping? You may be eligible to participate in a thesis study! If your child has a confirmed diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome, is awake at least once per night three nights of the week and has trouble going to bed at least three...

Kasey Bedard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, IBA Shares Findings from Research Study Funded by PWSA | USA

PWSA | USA is excited to share the findings from a grant funding opportunity, awarded to and studied by Kasey Bedard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, IBA. This grant assisted Kasey with her work on PWS Smart-Start, a behavior-analytic caregiver training program. Kasey gives a brief overview of her results below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contributed by Kasey Bedard The purpose...

Hyperphagia and How it Affects Learning

Contributed by Stacy Ward, MS Director of Family Support and Lynn Garrick, RN, BSN Medical/Research Coordinator Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that affects multiple systems in the body. There are many symptoms of PWS, including hyperphagia, behavioral challenges, hypotonia, incomplete sexual development, cognitive deficits, metabolic dysregulation, and several more. Hyperphagia is...

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