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FDA names SAGE-718 orphan drug for Huntington’s disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to SAGE-718, Sage Therapeutics’ experimental oral therapy for Huntington’s disease. The FDA gives this designation to therapies that have the potential to treat rare diseases, which are defined as conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people…

Roberts: Ingrezza is chorea treatment that’s easier to take

The recent approval in the U.S. of Ingrezza (valbenazine) for adults with Huntington’s disease-associated chorea means patients now have access to a treatment option that’s likely easier to take, according to the chief medical officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, the therapy’s maker. “Ingrezza is always one capsule,…