Author Archives: Ana de Barros PhD

Novel Spotlights Daily Struggles of Patients and Families

“You Me Everything,” a novel about a single mom whose mother is diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, is helping to raise awareness of the condition. The story is also drawing attention to the struggles of patients and their loved ones. In writing the novel, British author Catherine Isaac sought…

Program Provides Second Opinion About Rare Disease Diagnosis, Care

A Rare Conditions Care Value (RCCV) program providing second opinions from experts for patients with rare diseases like Huntington’s disease was launched recently by two U.S. health management companies, Express Scripts and Pinnacle Care. The program, aptly named “Second Opinion,” offers another assessment regarding diagnosis and disease treatment from a specialist in the field,…

MMJ BioScience Licensed in Canada to Make Cannabis-based Medicine for Huntington’s Studies

MMJ BioScience received a licence from Health Canada to develop cannabis-derived products based on proprietary formulations for the treatment of Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS). The license will enable MMJ to extract active pharmaceutical ingredients from the cannabis plant to manufacture gelcap medications and supply pharmaceutical-grade medicines for…

Wave Life Sciences and Takeda Collaborating on Huntington’s Therapies

Wave Life Sciences and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company are teaming up to develop nucleic acid therapies for central nervous system disorders such as Huntington’s disease. The agreement gives Takeda the option of co-developing and co-commercializing Huntington’s therapies and of licensing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s treatments. The deal also allows Wave…