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Psyadon Announces Positive Interim Analysis of Phase 2 Study of Ecopipam for the Treatment of Tourette Syndrome
Date:7/24/2012

GERMANTOWN, Md., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Psyadon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its Phase 2 study of ecopipam in patients with Tourette Syndrome was stopped early when a planned interim analysis revealed a statistically significant reduction in the severity of the patients' tic symptoms. This decision was supported by both the independent Drug Safety and Monitoring Committee overseeing the study and by the external Research Committee established as part of Psyadon's partnership with the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) - the nation's largest patient advocacy group for this disorder.

"Stopping this study early because of positive results is an important development for Psyadon and hopefully for patients with Tourette Syndrome," said Richard Chipkin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Psyadon. "We are eager to move ecopipam into the next stages of clinical development."

Donald Gilbert, M.D., the study's principal investigator and professor and director of the Movement Disorder and Tourette Syndrome clinics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center said "I am encouraged by the results of this study. I believe a lot of families are looking for new treatment options and current therapies have serious side effects. Although more investigation is needed, ecopipam may represent a safer, more effective choice."

Kevin McNaught, Ph.D., vice president for medical and scientific programs at the TSA added "The TSA is proud to have helped fund this study. There haven't been any new treatments for Tourette Syndrome approved by the FDA in over twenty years. Should ecopipam's efficacy be confirmed in future trials, it would be a welcome addition to the resources available to these patients."

About the Study

This Phase 2 study called 'Ecopipam Treatment of Tourette's Syndrome (PSY301)', was a multicenter, open-label, nonrandomized study conducted to assess the ac
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