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FDA Approves Gocovri (amantadine) for the Treatment of Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADMS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gocovri (amantadine) extended release capsules (previously ADS-5102) for treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving levodopa-based therapy, with or without concomitant dopaminergic medications. Gocovri, previously granted orphan drug status by the FDA, is the first and only medicine approved by the FDA for this indication. "Gocovri's approval is an important advancement for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, as it is the first FDA-approved medicine for the treatment of dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease patients," said Rajesh Pahwa, M.D., Laverne & Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology at the Kansas Medical Center and Director, Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence at the University ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Benztropine Mesylate Injection (Nexus Pharmaceuticals): Recall - Visible Particulate Matter

Posted 5 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Nexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling two lots of Benztropine Mesylate Injection, USP, 2 mg/2mL (1mg/mL) in 2 mL single dose vials due to the presence of visible particulate matter in the vials. The product is manufactured by Allergy Laboratories, Inc. and was distributed by Nexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. Affected product includes Lot Numbers 030712, 112911 The administration of particulate, if present in a parenteral drug, poses a safety risk to patients. Sequelae of thromboembolism, some life-threatening (such as pulmonary emboli), may occur. There is also risk for particulates causing phlebitis, mechanical block of the capillaries or arterioles, activation of platelets, subsequent generation of microthrombi, and emboli. Patients with preexisting condition of trauma or other medical condition that adversely affects the microvascular blood supply are at an increased risk. ... Read more

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