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OPKO Receives FDA Orphan Drug Status for its New Oligonucleotide to Treat Genetic Neurological Disorder

MIAMI, March 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPKO Pharmaceuticals LLC, a subsidiary of OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) announces that the Company has received orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development for OPKO's oligonucleotide-based AntagoNAT (CUR-1916) for the treatment of Dravet Syndrome.  Currently, there is no approved treatment for Dravet Syndrome in the U.S.  On March 7, 2017, OPKO Health received orphan drug designation

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