Genzyme’s Lemtrada FDA Approval


November 14, 2014, FDA approved Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for treating relapsing-remitting form of MS (multiple sclerosis).  Because of its safety profile, the use of Lemtrada should generally be reserved for patients who have had an inadequate response to two or more drugs indicated for the treatment of MS. Read the …

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FDA Approved MS Modifying Medications

FDA Approved

At this time, there is no known cure for MS. The FDA has approved these medications to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis: Since 1993, medications that alter the immune system, particularly interferons, have been used to manage multiple sclerosis. Interferons are a protein that naturally occurs in the body. …

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FDA approves new multiple sclerosis treatment: Tecfidera

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. For most people with MS, …

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Aubagio: A Second Oral Drug for MS

Rocky Mountain MS Center shares this Breaking News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, once-daily, medication for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Aubagio (teriflunomide), made by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, is expected to be available for prescription in the US by October 1, …

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Gilenya (fingolimod) Mechanism of Action

Last week NOVARTIS Pharmaceutical Corporation sponsored a presentation for those of us with MS in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska. Dr. Pavle Repovic, spoke with us about the treatment mechanism of Gilenya  and I understand it better than before. Dr. Repovic spoke to us in lay terms explaining that Gilenya recognizes the …

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Ann Romney’s MS: Breakthrough Treatments That Could Help Everyone with MS

Ann Romney’s, is just one of an estimated 400,000 Americans with Multiple Sclerosis but being the GOP presidential contender’s wife, has gotten more attention than most. Ann’s MS is in remission and at 63 years of age, she has kept up with a hectic schedule while campaigning for Mitt and …

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Botox Approved for Urinary Incontinence

Botox Medication

FDA approved Botox for Multiple Sclerosis induced incontinence. Time Magazine published an article Wednesday. What exactly is Botox? Famous as a symbol of vanity, Botox is an abbreviation for Botulinum Toxin which actually has medicinal uses. Botox is FDA approved to treat chronic migraines, muscle problems, underarm sweating and a …

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