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Updates about sleep-related diagnostic devices, therapies, products and companies

Smartphone screening device for sleep apnea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued clearance to Resonea for an in-home sleep apnea screening device, according to a July 25, 2019, statement issued by the company. Drowzle is a prescription smartphone-based device that tracks symptoms and records breathing patterns during sleep [...]

2020-02-25T16:06:42-06:00February 25th, 2020|Industry|

FDA clears disposable home sleep apnea test

An Israeli-based company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new home sleep apnea test, according to a June 6, 2019, announcement from Itamar Medical. The company reports that its WatchPAT One is the first fully disposable home sleep [...]

2020-02-19T16:46:12-06:00February 18th, 2020|Industry|

FDA approves Wakix for the treatment of narcolepsy

Harmony Biosciences announced Aug. 15, 2019, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Wakix (pitolisant) for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy. Harmony states that Wakix is the only treatment approved for patients with narcolepsy that is not [...]

2020-02-17T15:00:37-06:00February 17th, 2020|Industry|

FDA updates insomnia medication info to include Alzheimer’s study

Merck announced Feb. 3, 2020, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the prescribing information for Belsomra (suvorexant) to include details about an insomnia study in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Belsomra was first FDA-approved for the treatment of insomnia [...]

2020-02-07T16:09:39-06:00February 7th, 2020|Industry|

CVS Health aims to make sleep care more accessible

Since acquiring Aetna in 2018, CVS Health has set its sights on expanding its services in the health care market. The combined companies are taking steps to give consumers more control of their care while hoping to make it less expensive and easier to [...]

2020-02-04T20:37:57-06:00February 4th, 2020|Industry|
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