Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles, which can affect a person's quality of life. It is a rare chronic condition. It affects about 1 in every 2,000 people. It is estimated there are currently about 3 million people affected globally. It also estimated that number maybe higher in Middle school students (1 in 20) … [Read more...] about Learn About Narcolepsy
A recent study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands showed that Solriamfetol (Sunosi) significantly improved driving performance for patients with narcolepsy and daytime sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea. As reported, results came via a pair of on-road driving studies with support by Jazz Pharma, makers of Sunosi. “In the one-hour driving test, performed two … [Read more...] about Study Shows Sunosi Improves Driving for Narcolepsy Patients
For many drugs on the path to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the road to the prescription pad runs through “abuse potential assessment.” Few people in the world know more about the topic than Jack E. Henningfield, PhD, professor adjunct of Behavioral Biology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University school of Medicine. For JZP-110, … [Read more...] about Abuse Potential for Narcolepsy Drugs? The FDA Wants to Know
Narcolepsy caught on film is a shocking event, or so it would seem by the recent reaction to a viral video that made it to the airwaves of the Today Show. A summary of the Today Show segment by Meghan Holohan shows a woman with the condition who passes out on her desk. “Narcoleptics go through their days as normal individuals who haven’t slept for a few days,” … [Read more...] about Narcolepsy Video Hits the Today Show
Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ first patients have been enrolled in a Phase 3 clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) in children and adolescents aged seven to 17 who have narcolepsy with cataplexy. Xyrem is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for narcolepsy with cataplexy in adults. The FDA approval … [Read more...] about Narcolepsy Drug OK for Adults, But What About Kids?