Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Strongbridge Secures Third US Patent for Recorlev

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent to Strongbridge Biopharma that covers a method of using Recorlev (levoketoconazole), the company’s investigational treatment for endogenous Cushing’s syndrome, to treat people with Cushing’s who also are taking metformin for type 2 diabetes. According to a…

Xeris to Acquire Strongbridge Pipeline, Including Recorlev

Xeris Pharmaceuticals and Strongbridge Biopharma have entered an agreement in which Xeris will acquire Strongbridge, forming a new entity called Xeris Biopharma Holdings. Following the transaction, Xeris also will acquire Strongbridge’s pipeline, which includes Recorlev (levoketoconazole), an investigational treatment for endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. “Strongbridge’s attractive rare…

Sparrow Plans Trial of SPI-62 in Cushing’s Syndrome

Sparrow Pharmaceuticals is planning to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of its investigational, lead small molecule HSD-1 inhibitor, SPI-62, in people with Cushing’s syndrome. The trial is expected to open later this year, and it specifically will enroll people with ACTH-dependent Cushing’s…

Chronic Insomnia Can Be Sign of Cushing’s, Case Report Finds

Chronic insomnia can be a sign of Cushing’s syndrome, and doctors need be aware of this possibility, according to a case report of a woman diagnosed with Cushing’s shortly after seeking help for her insomnia. This case also emphasized the usefulness of the dexamethasone suppression test in identifying the specific…

Treatment for Rare Cancer May Help Cushing’s Patients

The cancer medicine bexarotene may hold promise for treating Cushing’s disease, a study suggests. The study, “Targeting the TR4 nuclear receptor with antagonist bexarotene can suppress the proopiomelanocortin signalling in AtT‐20 cells,” was published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Cushing’s disease is caused…