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2006-04-05 16:15:00

By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A high dose of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone is more effective at limiting relapses and brain lesions than the standard dose, without more side effects, researchers said on Wednesday. "For some people a higher dose may work better," said Dr. Jeffrey Cohen of the Cleveland Clinic's MS research center and lead investigator of a small nine-month trial comparing the two doses. The study, funded by Israel-based Teva,...

2005-09-16 09:49:18

By Julie Steenhuysen and Sitaraman Shankar CHICAGO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A drug from Genzyme Corp. and Schering helped reduce the risk of relapses in multiple sclerosis patients, but caused a serious side effect in three cases that led to a death, the companies said on Friday. Genzyme and Schering have suspended dosing in the trial for Campath, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia, while they work closely with U.S. regulators and clinical investigators "to ensure that a...

2004-11-27 12:00:07

WASHINGTON -- The government approved a drug Tuesday that tries a new method of attacking multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease of the central nervous system that affects 350,000 Americans. The drug -- a monoclonal antibody produced by Cambridge, Mass.- based Biogen Idec Inc. and Irish drug maker Elan Corp. -- is known chemically as natalizumab. During clinical trials, it was called Antegren, but in the Food and Drug Administration announcement, the name was changed to Tysabri....

2004-11-26 18:00:09

FRIDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDayNews) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tysabri (natalizumab) as a new treatment for multiple sclerosis. The incurable nervous system disease affects about 350,000 Americans. The drug, known as a humanized monoclonal antibody, appears to work by preventing immune cells from migrating from the bloodstream to the brain, where they cause inflammation and lead to nerve fiber damage, its two manufacturers said in a statement. The medication is...

2004-11-26 06:00:07

WASHINGTON -- The government approved a drug Tuesday that tries a new method of attacking multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease of the central nervous system that affects 350,000 Americans. The drug -- a monoclonal antibody produced by Cambridge, Mass.- based Biogen Idec Inc. and Irish drug maker Elan Corp. -- is known chemically as natalizumab. During clinical trials, it was called Antegren, but in the Food and Drug Administration announcement, the name was changed to Tysabri....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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