Oral Gilenya (fingolimod) taken daily at a 0.5 mg dose is superior to Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) injections at lowering relapses and disease activity over one year in patients with relapsing–remitting ... Read more
Active Biotech announced it has regained global development and commercialization rights over laquinimod, its investigational oral therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), from Teva Pharmaceuticals. Teva released rights to laquinimod ... Read more
After an agreement to lower their prices, four treatments for relapsing multiple sclerosis — Biogen’s Avonex and Merck KGaA‘s Rebif (both interferon beta-1a), Novartis’ Extavia (interferon beta 1b), and Teva’s Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) ... Read more
Mylan and Mapi Pharma will jointly develop and commercialize Glatiramer Acetate (GA) Depot, an investigative, long-lasting formulation of the commonly used multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy Copaxone (marketed by Teva Phatmaceutical). Under the ... Read more
The newest kids on the MS block, disease-modifying therapies (DMT) such as Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) and Sanofi Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), are attracting a lot of interest these days. But, ... Read more
The Phase 2a trial of GA Depot (glatiramer acetate) for the treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) has dosed the first patient, Mapi Pharma recently announced. In the U.S., Copaxone ... Read more
Brabio (glatiramer acetate injection), the first generic alternative to Copaxone for relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, was recently launched in the U.K. at an equivalent higher dose, its maker, Mylan, announced. ... Read more
Sweden’s Active Biotech said its experimental therapy Laquinimod failed to meet the primary and secondary objectives of Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the drug’s potential to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Laquinimod, also known as Nerventra or ABR-215062, ... Read more
A national survey in the U.S. revealed that 98% of women newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis struggle to discuss important personal concerns with their healthcare team.
The survey was conducted ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved both lower and higher doses of Mylan’s generic versions of Copaxone for relapsing multiple sclerosis.
It is the first time the agency has ... Read more
A European Patent Office decision has opened the door to Synthon providing cheaper generic versions of Teva Pharmaceutical’s Copaxone to people with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
What looks like the final ... Read more
An Italian study shows that first-line treatment with Copaxone benefits relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients by boosting the number of anti-inflammatory immune cells and restoring the balance of regulatory immune ... Read more
Laquinimod failed to meet its primary Phase 3 clinical trial objective of slowing the progression of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) after three months, according to its developers, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active ... Read more
Babies of women with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) who receive daily injections of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) while pregnant carry the same risk of developing birth defects as babies as a ... Read more
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Active Biotech have discontinued the use of higher doses of the drug laquinimod in two ongoing multiple sclerosis (MS) studies. The decision was based ... Read more
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a pharmaceutical company based in Osaka, Japan, recently announced that a widely approved drug treatment for the prevention of relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) is now available in Japan ... Read more
The non-profit organization MS News and Views (MSVN) announced that it will host four educational events during the month of August for both patients and other people interested in learning more about multiple ... Read more
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) announced late last month its New Drug Application (NDA) to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the multiple sclerosis relapse prevention drug ... Read more