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Tourette Syndrome Association and Psyadon Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate on a Drug Trial for Tourette Syndrome Treatment
Date:5/11/2011

d a logical basis for examining this drug's efficacy in reducing tic severity in individuals with TS."

The clinical trial, which has already begun, is a Phase 2a, open-label, non-randomized trial to examine the ability of ecopipam to both reduce tic severity and also to determine its safety in individuals (18 to 65 years of age) with TS. The study is being conducted at four sites across the U.S. by leading experts in the field of TS and is expected to last for several months. Further information on the clinical trial can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

This study is designed, and will be conducted with safety being a top priority. It will be jointly monitored by TSA and Psyadon, and an independent Drug Safety Monitoring Board will be responsible for an impartial evaluation of the study.

"Neither ecopipam nor any other drug with a similar mechanism has been tested in TS. Therefore, the results of this study will be immensely valuable. The TSA-Psyadon collaboration sets the precedent for our future partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry," said Dr. Kevin McNaught, Vice President for TSA Medical and Scientific Programs.

Psyadon and TSA anticipate the data from this clinical trial will be released by mid-2012.

About TSA

Founded in 1972, TSA is a national voluntary organization with a three-pronged mission of education, research and service. TSA directs a network of over 33 chapters and more than 150 support groups across the country. For more information on TS, call 1-888-4-TOURET or visit http://tsa-usa.org.

About Psyadon Pharmaceuticals

Psyadon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a company that develops drugs for the treatment of diseases afflicting the central nervous system.  Founded in 2008, the firm is based in Germantown, Maryland. It receives financial support from New Enterprise Associates (Chevy
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