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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fingolimod approved as first oral medication to treat Multiple Sclerosis ("MS") relapses

On September 21, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approved Fingolimod capsules (Gilenya, Novartis International AG) for reducing the frequency of relapses and delaying the accumulation of disabling symptoms in relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis ("MS"). This is the first oral disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of MS. According to Novartis, the drug will be available for prescription in the coming weeks.

Thanks to the National MS Society website for releasing this information.

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