RRMS

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use Adopts Positive Opinion For Plegridy As a Treatment for MS In The European Union

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency recently offered a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Biogen Idec’s Plegridy therapy, a pegylated interferon administered subcutaneously for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The positive opinion will now be sent to the European Commission, which grants…

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Nerventra® (Laquinimod) Disapproved in EU; Drug Developers Will Continue Research

Two pharmaceutical companies, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) and Active Biotech, have just confirmed reports that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) is not recommending NERVENTRA (laquinimod) for use in treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) within the European Union (EU), according to a recent press release. Despite CHMP’s disapproval of TEVA…

Combined Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Using Copaxone Relieves RRMS Symptoms In Study

Although the biological activity by which Copaxone (glatiramer) exerts its effects i multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is not fully understood, it is believed it can block the induction of autoimmune encephalomyelitis as observed in recent experiments with mice.  Research in animals and in vitro systems suggest that glatiramer acetate-specific suppressor…

Targeting B-cell Activity May Reduce MS Brain Lesions, According To GlaxoSmithKline-Backed Study

New research work from GlaxoSmithKline presented by Daren Ausin, PhD, at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting has implications for individuals with relapsinig-remitting multiple sclerosis. The presentation detailed a study that used GlaxoSmithKline’s ofatumumab in 231 patients with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis. Ofatumumab is an anti-B-cell antibody, and it…