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Monday, December 15, 2008

Multiple Sclerosis Patients With Relapsing-Remitting MS May Get Relief From New Drug

The National MS Society is reporting a study on its research page that may of interest to those with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. The study, titled Oral FTY720 (Fingolimod) Reduced Relapse Rate More Effectively Than Avonex in Initial Results of One-Year Study on relpasing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis, addresses the impact of an experimental drug called FTY720 on relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis. The drug is a Novartis product which is also referred to by its tradename, Fingolimod. It is still in clinical trials. Novartis hopes to begin the FDA approval process for Fingolimod in 2009 according to the article.

With any luck, this new medication may reduce the impact of MS on people with relapsing-remitting MS, as well as reduce the incidence of disability due to MS.

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