Navigation Links
Statement on FDA's Approval of XENAZINE(R) for the Treatment of Chorea Associated With Huntington's Disease
Date:8/15/2008

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hereditary Disease Foundation (HDF) is extremely pleased the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xenazine, or tetrabenazine, for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease.

"Chorea is a major cause of disability and death in patients with Huntington's disease. Chorea is not just a mere inconvenience; it can prevent Huntington's disease patients from walking, talking, working, watching television and almost every aspect of one's life. We are ecstatic that, through the approval of Xenazine, patients and families will have the option to take the only drug developed specifically for treating the movements of Huntington's disease," said Nancy Wexler, Ph.D., Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology in the departments of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University and president of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.

"While we are still hopeful we can some day find a cure, the approval of Xenazine is a breakthrough for the Huntington's disease community," said Dr. Wexler.

The approval of Xenazine marks the first and only FDA-approved treatment for any symptom of Huntington's disease.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Hereditary Disease Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statement by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Concerning Allegations About SEIU Local 6434, United Long Term Care Workers Union
2. Statement of concern on detention of Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei by Iranian authorities
3. Statement by Alan Lambert, Scout Executive, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (NCAC) Concerning Closure of Goshen Scout Reservation August 3, 2008
4. Pelosi Statement on Congress Sending Consumer Product Safety Legislation to President
5. PCMA Statement on Baucus-Conrad Comparative Effectiveness Legislation
6. AutoGenomics, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
7. Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Global AIDS Legislation
8. Cord Blood America CEO Announces Statement Regarding Expansion and Company Valuation
9. Statement Regarding Los Angeles City Attorney Enforcement Action
10. Pelosi Statement on the Death of Dr. Michael DeBakey
11. Newt Gingrich Statement on the Loss of Tony Snow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical ... “We are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... After raising nearly $30,000 on Kickstarter , ... be available at a discounted crowdfunding price on Indiegogo . , “Along with ... also wanted to bring a fidget toy to the market that was made of ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Silver Birch ... community, which is located on more than four acres of land at 5620 Sohl ... , The 103,000 square-foot building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a highly-skilled oral surgeon specializing in ... post on insurance options. If a Bay Area patient has to search for a ... money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second opinion can ensure a patient receives ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... “THE FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob ... is the creation of published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small ... "panther quick and leather tough." His love for others is apparent in all of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2017)... 25, 2017  In response to the opioid epidemic ... Relief is working with Pfizer to make up to ... cost to community health centers, free and charitable clinics, ... "Pfizer has a long-standing commitment to improving ... patient safety through educational activities," said Caroline Roan ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... , May 18, 2017  Two Bayer U.S. ... Association (HBA) during its recent 28 th ... City.  The event showcases HBA,s longstanding mission of furthering ... of healthcare. Cindy Powell-Steffen , senior ... U.S. Radiology division, and Libby Howe , a ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by ... Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical ... US Marine Corps have been a longtime partner ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: