Vanda Pharmaceuticals

FDA approves Hetlioz for sleep-wake disorder in blind individuals

Monday, February 3, 2014

The FDA approved Hetlioz (tasimelteon), a melatonin receptor agonist, to treat non-24- hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24) in totally blind individuals. Non-24 is a chronic circadian rhythm (body clock) disorder in the blind that causes problems with the timing of sleep. This is the first FDA approval of a treatment for the disorder.

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Vanda begins trial for long-acting injectable to treat schizophrenia

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vanda Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, an affiliate of Vanda’s sublicensor Novartis Pharma AG, has initiated a clinical study to evaluate the long-acting injectable (or depot) formulation of Fanapt (iloperidone).  This is a phase I study that will evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetic profiles of two different long-acting formulations of Fanapt in patients with schizophrenia.

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