staffingNorthern,WI  3/21/2013 (BasicsMedia)  –  Shares of ACADIA (NASDAQ:ACAD) are 25% higher today trading $8.30 p/s.  Keep in mind this stock was under $2.00 in November 2012.  Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, presented detailed results today from ACADIA Pharma (NASDAQ:ACAD) pivotal Phase III -020 Study with pimavanserin in patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis at the Emerging Science session of the 65thAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. The analysis of the full data set from the Phase III -020 Study showed robust and consistent efficacy of pimavanserin across a wide array of study measures and confirmed the positive top-line results previously reported.

“The significant and consistent results observed across measures in the Phase III -020 Study are impressive and potentially very encouraging for Parkinson’s patients who suffer from the psychosis frequently associated with this disease,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings. “Importantly, regardless of whether assessments were performed by independent blinded raters, site investigators or caregivers, clear benefits were observed and clinical measures were well aligned. The results of this study suggest that a selective, non-dopaminergic-based therapy has the potential to transform the standard of care by providing an effective, safe and well tolerated treatment for patients suffering from this large unmet medical need.”

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