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Help 4 HD Interview with Dr. Andrew McGarry

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST

Our incredible special guest is Dr. Andrew McGarry from Cooper University NJ, who is Co-PI for the PRIDE-HD study in the USA, which is sponsored by Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&D and coordinated by HSG (Huntington Study Group). We will be talking about the ongoing global research study, which is a Phase II clinical research study of an investigational drug called pridopidine in individuals who have a diagnosis of Huntington disease (HD); and how the results of this trial may help to guide the future treatment of Huntington disease.

The purpose of this randomized double blind study is to see what effect the investigational drug, pridopidine, has on movement, thinking, and behavior, compared to placebo, in people with Huntington disease after 26 weeks of receiving either pridopidine or placebo. In addition, information will be collected about safety and tolerability of pridopidine in people with HD.

Dr. McGarry works in the development and implementation of clinical trials in movement disorders and belongs to the American Academy of Neurology, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, and the Movement Disorder Society.

Tune in for an amazing and informative show!