Testing Nuplazid (pimavanserin) against major depressive disorder (MDD), Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. became the latest to fail in the indication as the company unveiled top-line results from the 298-patient phase III effort called Clarity.
Praxis Precision Medicines Inc. CEO Marcio Souza told BioWorld that the line figuratively walked by PRAX-114, a GABAA positive allosteric modulator in major depressive disorder (MDD), means upside relief without the downside of adverse effects.
Sage Therapeutics Inc.’s chief business officer, Michael Cloonan, said the firm is “not going to give details around the geographies and the number of sites” that will continue to use Zulresso (brexanolone) for postpartum depression (PPD) after the restructuring of the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm.
Fueled by new positive data, Axsome Therapeutics Inc. plans to seek approval during the second half of 2020 for its dextromethorphan/bupropion modulated delivery tablet, AXS-05, an oral NMDA receptor antagonist to treat major depressive disorder.
Despite some encouraging top-line data from Sage Therapeutics Inc.’s phase III Mountain study of SAGE-217 on depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD), the company, the market and analysts were taken aback at the trial’s failure to hit its primary endpoint.
The routine application of medical device technology to neurological indications beyond pain remains challenging in all but the most severe patients. Micro-cap Neuronetics Inc. is aiming to change all that with its Neurostar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system that is noninvasive and used in the physician's office.
Minerva Neurosciences Inc. CEO Rémy Luthringer said his firm knew about the cyberattack on a contractor helping with the roluperidone phase III trial in schizophrenia "toward the end of the summer," when "the provider was trying to solve the problem" and ultimately did. But the attack still meant an enrollment delay, and Wall Street reacted accordingly. Despite imminent, possibly transforming data in major depressive disorder (MDD), investors pushed Minerva shares (NASDAQ:NERV) down $2.04, or 26.3%, Tuesday to close at $5.71.