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FDA Approves Movement Disorder Drug from CNS Therapeutics: Gablofen (Baclofen Injection) for the Treatment of Severe Spasticity

Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 23, 2010 - Today, CNS Therapeutics announced the FDA approval of Gablofen (baclofen injection) for use in the management of severe spasticity, giving healthcare providers a new, easy-to-administer and cost-effective intrathecal baclofen treatment option. Severe spasticity is a movement disorder affecting more than 500,000 patients in the U.S. alone and is often brought on by multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain trauma and stroke. Richard Penn, M.D., a pioneer in intrathecal drug therapies and CNS Therapeutics co-founder and chief scientific officer, implanted the industry's first programmable intrathecal drug pump more than 25 years ago. "Until now, the evolution of intrathecal therapies has been limited to modest innovations in implantable devices," said Penn. "With Gablofen, CNS Therapeutics is driving the industry ahead ... Read more

Related support groups: Baclofen, Chronic Spasticity, Cerebral Spasticity

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults

Posted 10 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 10, 2010 - Allergan, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of increased muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist and fingers in adults with upper limb spasticity. Spasticity is a debilitating condition impacting approximately 1 million Americans1, many of whom suffer from spasticity in the upper limbs following a stroke. Upper limb spasticity may also occur following a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury or in patients affected by multiple sclerosis or adults with a history of cerebral palsy. Although not a life-threatening condition, upper limb spasticity can be severely debilitating and painful, producing disfiguring muscle contractions that can result in stiff, tight muscles in the elbow, wrist and fingers, or a clenched fist. This stiffness hinders a ... Read more

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