Rufinamide Reduced Drop Attacks By 40%

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Eisai Corporation of North America announced the publication of a placebo-controlled study in Neurology that found patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) treated with the investigational antiepileptic agent rufinamide as adjunctive therapy experienced more than 40% fewer drop attacks than patients who received placebo (increase of 1.4%). The differences between rufinamide and placebo were observed as early as week two of the study. LGS is a severe form of generalized epilepsy that develops in early childhood and is characterized by multiple types of treatment-resistant seizures and high rates of seizure-related injury.

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