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Is Wakix® the new Xyrem® ?

Blog post
25 June 2017

Is Wakix® the new Xyrem® ?

I do not ask this because of any similarities between what these two medications can do for people with narcolepsy but for other, far more frustrating reasons. Like Xyrem®, Wakix® has orphan drug status, its effects are not well understood, it is perceived as expensive and NHS adoption is slow because it is relatively new, despite the relevant NICE guidelines.

On May 23rd, 2016, I wrote the following paragraph:

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Misconception or Inequality and Discrimination?

Blog post
17 April 2017

Ongoing work to remove the barriers to access to sodium oxybate for management of narcolepsy and cataplexy.

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