narcolepsy treatment

Did you know the FDA has approved 27 novel drugs so far in 2019, and two of those are for narcolepsy?! How amazing is that?! The diversification of treatment approaches and new therapies under development and gaining FDA-approval for narcolepsy in the U.S. is SO EXCITING! In this post, I will provide an update on the narcolepsy […]

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Last Friday, Jan. 31, I shared my inspirational narcolepsy story at UCLA Medical School. In one hour, we laughed, cried and changed perceptions about narcolepsy in future doctors. The medical students had recently studied narcolepsy in their curriculum – briefly learning the symptoms and watching a few YouTube videos. I was honored to add my patient […]

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An upcoming insomnia medication, Suvorexant developed from our understanding of narcolepsy. At the SLEEP 2012 Conference today, Merck announced results for additional clinical trials – indicating that the drug made people fall asleep 40 percent faster and sleep 40 percent longer than placebo. I wasn’t able to attend this conference session today. NBC’s Nightly News […]

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