June 26, 2020 / 12:06 AM / 17 days ago

FDA approves Zogenix's drug for rare childhood epilepsy

June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zogenix Inc's drug to treat seizures associated with a rare form of childhood epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome. (reut.rs/3g2naBs)

The FDA last year had refused to fully review the marketing application for the treatment, and in February extended its review of the application by three months.

Dravet syndrome is a life-threatening, rare and chronic form of epilepsy, often characterized by severe and unrelenting seizures. (Reporting by Manas Mishra and Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V)

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