Spotlight On... UCB wins FDA nod for another epilepsy drug; Onconova sheds staff; and more...

Belgian drugmaker UCB picked up FDA approval for a treatment designed to treat seizures in patients with epilepsy. The drug, brivaracetam, beat out a placebo in cutting back partial-onset seizure frequency and improving response rates in a Phase III trial. It's now approved as an add-on treatment to existing epilepsy therapies, the FDA said. UCB plans to launch it under the brand name Briviact, marking the third approved treatment in the company's banner epilepsy franchise. More

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