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1st LEMS Awareness Day dubbed ‘fantastic’ by founding nonprofit

The inaugural Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) Awareness Day — which will be held each year on March 30 to call attention to the rare autoimmune disorder — was “fantastic,” according to the nonprofit association that created the event. “We appreciate everything everyone did for this first LEMS Awareness Day,…

Man’s cancer complicated by LEMS and another syndrome, SIADH

The rare case of a man with lung cancer complicated by two co-occurring cancer-associated syndromes — Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) — was described in a recent report. According to its scientists, only four other documented reports of LEMS and SIADH developing…

DyDo seeks approval of Firdapse for LEMS in Japan

DyDo Pharma is seeking approval of Firdapse (amifampridine) to treat Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in Japan. A decision from Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency is expected in September. DyDo’s application was submitted in collaboration with Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, which developed Firdapse. DyDo is leading the development…

2 more US patents expected for Catalyst’s Firdapse in next 2 months

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has sent a notice of allowance for two additional patents for Firdapse (amifampridine), Catalyst Pharmaceuticals’ approved therapy for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), for claims related to its bioavailability under fasting and fed dosing conditions. Catalyst, which has licensing rights in North…