Auspex Announces (very) Positive First-HD and ARC-HD Trial Results

Posted December 18, 2014 by LaVonne Veatch Goodman, M.D.

Auspex Pharmaceuticals announced quite positive results for their drug SD-109.  This drug treats chorea with many fewer side effects associated with tetrabenazine.  And most important it improved quality of life.

 

 

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Treatment Guidelines for Huntington's: Who needs them?

Posted by LaVonne Goodman M.D.

During my years as an internal medicine physician, I have used standard of care guidelines for my patients with conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Guidelines are developed by experts in each disease who translate clinical trial evidence and/or expert experience into recommended care patterns for use in medical offices or at the bedside. When followed, guidelines have been central to improving the quality of care provided by all physicians whether they are specialists or generalists.   

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