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2010-04-19 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that early lines of therapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis are dominated by Teva's Copaxone and Biogen Idec's Avonex, an interferon-beta (IFN-beta) agent. According to surveyed neurologists, Copaxone's superior side-effect profile, particularly the lack of flu-like symptoms, is a key driver of its first-line...

2010-04-06 07:44:09

New study published in Journal of Molecular Diagnostics follows recent publication showing utility of Chronix's serum DNA tests in breast cancer Chronix Biomedical today announced publication of a study that supports the utility of its serum DNA blood tests to predict clinical status and monitor disease activity and response to treatment in multiple sclerosis (MS). Chronix Biomedical uses proprietary technology to identify disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on the circulating DNA...

2010-04-01 07:00:00

NES-ZIONA, Israel, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PBTH), a company developing next generation biobetter therapeutic proteins, today announced that the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist ("OCS") has approved a 2010 continuation of its grant to PROLOR's Israeli-based R&D subsidiary for the company's development program for interferon-beta-1a-CTP (IFN-Beta-CTP), its longer-acting version of interferon-beta-1a (IFN-Beta). IFN-Beta, which is indicated...

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2010-03-18 10:30:10

A cannabis-based medicine that is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis could be approved in Spain and the UK by the second quarter of this year. GW Pharmaceuticals, the producers of the drug Sativex, told Reuters reporter Ben Hirschler that regulatory committees in both countries found no serious quality or safety issues with the medication, which is used to relieve neuropathic pain and muscle stiffness in MS. "Once the regulators have agreed final wording on the patient leaflet, the...

2010-03-05 12:47:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc. a privately held biotechnology company, announced today the grant of US Patent Number 7,655,221 (the '221 patent) which protects the target product profile for its PI-2301 peptide copolymer for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune diseases. The '221 patent claims important treatment modalities for PI-2301 and related compounds. "The '221 patent enhances the exclusivity for what we believe may become a very...

2010-03-01 09:02:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, Biogen Idec/Elan's Tysabri will remain Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard through 2018. While some drugs in development for multiple sclerosis hold promise, most have less favorable efficacy and/or delivery features compared with Tysabri....

2010-01-25 07:00:00

NES-ZIONA, Israel, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: PBTH) today reported positive results from a comparative study in primates of its longer-acting version of the multiple sclerosis drug interferon beta (IFN-beta-1a-CTP, referred to as IFN-beta-CTP). The study was designed to measure the potential increase in durability (half-life), overall drug exposure (AUC) and biological potency of PROLOR's long-acting CTP-modified human interferon beta...

2009-11-30 13:48:16

Best-practice recommendations for the selection and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who may benefit from, or are receiving treatment with TYSABRI® (natalizumab) were published today in a supplement to the medical journal Multiple Sclerosis. The panel provided recommendations focusing on appropriate patient selection and patient management. The recommendations, which recognize the significant efficacy of TYSABRI and the need to adequately treat patients...

2009-09-10 08:18:13

The source of PML, the JC virus, is found to be reactivated in multiple sclerosis patients receiving natalizumab treatment The virus responsible for PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy), a rare brain disease that typically affects AIDS patients and other individuals with compromised immune systems, has been found to be reactivated in multiple-sclerosis patients being treated with natalizumab (Tysabri). The findings, led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...

2009-09-09 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, owing to its infrequent dosing and positive efficacy, nearly 90 percent of surveyed neurologists indicate they will prescribe Merck Serono/EMD Serono's oral cladribine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The new Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Multiple Sclerosis: How Will Clinician Attitudes and...


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