ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data from clinical research activities will be highlighted at the 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ECTRIMS is considered the world's largest annual international conference devoted to basic and clinical research in multiple sclerosis.
Following are details about the data presentation:
Title: Safety and Tolerability of Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis during a 12-week Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Program Number: P564 (Poster Presentation)
Presentation Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, 2011 15:30 CET
Patients suffering from existing neurological disease or brain injury may also suffer the added burden of pseudobulbar affect, or PBA. PBA occurs secondary to a variety of otherwise unrelated neurological conditions, and is characterized by involuntary, sudden, and frequent episodes of laughing and/or crying. PBA episodes typically occur out of proportion or incongruent to the patient's underlying emotional state. PBA outbursts result from a "short circuit" in the brain caused by another neurologic condition--such as multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke, or traumatic brain injury. PBA can have a debilitating impact on the lives of patients, caregivers and loved ones. For more information about PBA, please visit www.PBAinfo.org.
NUEDEXTA® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for pseudobulbar affect (PBA). NUEDEXTA is an innovative combination of two well-characterized components; dextromethorphan hydrobromide (20
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