Dr. Pappert reported, "In our study population, which we believe to be representative of people with CD in the United States, we found that escalating doses of Botulinum Toxin Type B were well-tolerated and efficacious. Using TWSTRS and the Visual Analog Assessments, we often saw improvement by the second week. Moreover, no treatment-related, serious adverse events were reported in any of the 145 subjects."
Shawn P. O'Brien, President and CEO of Solstice Neurosciences, commented, "The results reported by Dr. Pappert add to the ever-growing body of evidence that MYOBLOC can safely and effectively be used in a variety of CD patients for the pain and abnormal head position associated with this devastating and disabling condition."
About The Movement Disorder Society
Founded in 1985, The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a not-for-profit, international professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control. In 1992, the Society merged with the International Medical Society for Motor Disturbances. Its first International Congress was held in 1990.
Myobloc(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type B) Injectable Solution was the first FDA-approved neurotoxin indicated for the neck pain and abnormal head position associated with cervical dystonia.
Before administering MYOBLOC, physicians should consult the full
Prescribing Information. The most frequently reported adverse
events with MYOBLOC are dry mouth, dysphagia, dyspepsia, and
injection site pain. These adverse events are generally mild to
moderate, transient, self-resolving, and more common with higher