Peer Reviewed Publications

Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis – Pimavanserin

Patel N, Lewitt PA, Neikrug AB, Kesslak P, Coate B, Ancoli-Israel S. Nighttime sleep and daytime sleepiness improved with pimavanserin during treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2018;41(6)210-215.

Espay AJ, Guskey MT, Norton JC, et al. Pimavanserin for Parkinson’s disease psychosis: effects stratified by baseline cognition and use of cognitive-enhancing medications. Mov Disord. 2018;33(11):1769-1776.

Citrome L, Norton JC, Chi-Burris K, Demos G. Pimavanserin for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis: number needed to treat, number needed to harm, and likelihood to be helped or harmed. CNS Spectr. 2018;23(3):228-238.

Cummings J, Isaacson S, Mills R, et al. Pimavanserin for patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis: a randomised, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2014;383(9916):533-540.

Voss T, Bahr D, Cummings J, Mills R, Ravina B, Williams H. Performance of a shortened Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms for Parkinson’s disease psychosis. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013;19(3):295-299.

Meltzer HY, Mills R, Revell S, et al. Pimavanserin, a serotonin2a receptor inverse agonist, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010;35(4):881–892.

Investigational – Pimavanserin

Dementia-Related Psychosis

Ballard C, Youakim JM, Coate B, Stankovic S. Pimavanserin in Alzheimer’s disease psychosis: efficacy in patients with more pronounced psychotic symptoms. J Prev Alzheimer Dis. 2019;(6)1:27-33.

Cummings C, Ballard C, Tariot P, et al. Pimavanserin: potential treatment for dementia related-psychosis. J Prev Alzheimer Dis. 2018;5(4):253-258.

Ballard C, Banister C, Khan Z, et al. Evaluation of the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of pimavanserin versus placebo in patients with Alzheimer’s disease psychosis: a phase 2, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Lancet Neurol. 2018;17(3):213-222.


Meltzer HY, Elkis H, Vanover K, et al. Pimavanserin, a selective serotonin (5-HT)2A-inverse agonist, enhances the efficacy and safety of risperidone, 2mg/day, but does not enhance efficacy of haloperidol, 2mg/day: comparison with reference dose risperidone, 6mg/day. Schizophr Res. 2012;141(2-3):144-152.

General – Pimavanserin

Hacksell U, Burstein ES, McFarland K, Mills RG, Williams H. On the discovery and development of pimavanserin: a novel drug candidate for Parkinson’s psychosis. Neurochem Res. 2014;39(10):2008-2017.

Rett Syndrome – Trofinetide

Glaze DG, Neul JL, Kaufmann WE, et al. Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of trofinetide in pediatric Rett syndrome. Neurology. 2019;92(16):e1912-e1925.

Glaze DG, Neul JL, Percy A, et al. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study of trofinetide in the treatment of Rett syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2017;76:37-46.

Neul JL, Glaze DG, Percy AK, et al. Improving treatment trial outcomes for Rett syndrome: the development of Rett-specific anchors for the Clinical Global Impression scale. J Child Neurol. 2015;30(13):1743-1748.

General – Trofinetide

Vahdatpour C, Dyer AH, Tropea D. Insulin-like growth factor 1 and related compounds in the treatment of childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorders. Front Neurosci. 2016;10:450.

Deacon RM, Glass L, Snape M, et al. NNZ-2566, a novel analog of (1-3) IGF-1, as a potential therapeutic agent for fragile X syndrome. Neuromolecular Med. 2015;17(1):71-82.

Corvin AP, Molinos I, Little G, et al. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and its active peptide (1-3)IGF1 enhance the expression of synaptic markers in neuronal circuits through different cellular mechanisms. Neurosci Lett. 2012;520(1):51-56.

Tropea D, Giacometti E, Wilson NR, et al. Partial reversal of Rett Syndrome-like symptoms in MeCP2 mutant mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106(6):2029-2034.