FDA approves Teva's treatment for Huntington disease: 3 things to know

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Teva Pharmaceuticals' new treatment for Huntington's disease, a fatal degenerative disorder.

Here are three things to know.

1. Austedo is intended to treat chorea — an involuntary movement disorder — associated with Huntington's. Ninety percent of patients with the disease experience chorea.

2. The drug represents the second FDA-approved treatment for Huntington's.

3. Teva said the drug will be available in the next three weeks.

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