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2013-01-17 08:25:06

Swinging for Sleep (SFS) Campaign Benefits Wake Up Narcolepsy and Narcolepsy Network WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, its inaugural year, LPGA golfer Nicole Jeray's Swinging for Sleep campaign brought in a total of more than $35,000 to benefit Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) and Narcolepsy Network, nonprofits working to improve the lives of the millions worldwide living with this debilitating, lifelong sleep disorder. The campaign received sponsorship...

2012-12-04 16:26:52

DUBLIN, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent related to the use of Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) oral solution for the treatment of narcolepsy, titled "Microbiologically Sound and Stable Solutions of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Salt for the Treatment of Narcolepsy." The new patent, number 8,324,275, will be submitted for listing in the FDA's Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic...

2012-09-12 14:22:30

In the news release, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of New Formulation Patent for Xyrem®, issued 11-Sep-2012 by Jazz Pharmaceuticals over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "8,263,650" rather than "8,262,650" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of New Formulation Patent for Xyrem® DUBLIN, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --...

2012-08-16 23:02:18

People with narcolepsy, their families and friends, medical professionals and sleep researchers will gather in Cleveland for the 27th annual Narcolepsy Network Patient Conference, October 19-21. Narcolepsy Network, a national patient advocacy organization, holds a yearly conference so that those dealing with the sleep disorder can share information, learn more about treatment and research and meet others who share their experiences. (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 People with narcolepsy, their...

2012-07-30 02:25:46

Awards to Researchers at Harvard, Stanford and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children WORCESTER, Mass., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit dedicated to broadening awareness of narcolepsy and accelerating the pace of medical discovery in the disorder, recently made research grants totaling $40,000 to three world-leading scientific investigators. The awardees are: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, director of the Center for Sleep...

2012-07-26 10:27:52

CHICAGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Provigil is being touted by some as the "secret to success" in the absence of a full night's sleep, but national sleep expert Dr. Craig Schwimmer warns the quick-fix solution could be detrimental to an already sleep-deprived American population. "I am very concerned that people have discovered yet another wonder pill they can pop when they get tired instead of figuring out how to change their lives in order to get the rest they need," said Dr....

2012-07-23 02:25:23

Raising Awareness of a Devastating but Under-diagnosed Illness WORCESTER, Mass., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) (wakeupnarcolepsy.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of narcolepsy and finding a cure for this debilitating, lifelong condition, today announced that Kenneth McDonnell, of Holden, MA, has joined WUN as vice president of marketing and community relations. Narcolepsy is a neurological disease that affects some...

2012-07-19 14:21:29

HAMPTON, Va. and DUBLIN, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ)have partnered to launch the Narcolepsy CareLine, a dedicated hotline (866-538-7617) providing support services to the narcolepsy patient community. The hotline is staffed by a team of professionals from PAF, a national non-profit organization with experience in customized patient-focused case management. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurologic brain disorder caused...

Muscles Paralyzed During Sleep
2012-07-18 17:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders Understanding sleep disorders including REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy and grinding of the teeth could be linked to two strong brain chemicals and a system network that works together to stop rapid eye movement and muscle movement during sleep. New research in the July 18 issue of  The Journal of Neuroscience may help scientists better understand and treat sleep...

2012-06-11 10:24:24

DUBLIN, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of narcolepsy awareness conducted in the United States and released today by Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ) confirms that while the majority of Americans view sleep as highly important, only half (50%) believe narcolepsy can significantly impact overall health, despite evidence that symptoms of this serious sleep disorder can be severe enough to disrupt a person's social, personal and professional life and limit their activities.(1) Findings...