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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...

2009-08-31 11:28:57

Mitoxantrone: highly efficient escalation therapy in multiple sclerosisAccording to data supplied by the German Multiple Sclerosis Society's national MS register (DMSG - Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft), up to 10% of German MS patients have been treated with mitoxantrone in the past few years. Numerous studies have shown that it is highly efficient in suppressing disease activity. It is administered as so-called escalation therapy when other medication no longer suffices and in...

2009-08-25 10:49:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced the completion of a clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of PI-2301 in subjects with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SP-MS). PI-2301 is a novel peptide copolymer for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. The Phase Ib multiple-ascending dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized...

2009-07-27 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and EDMONTON, Alberta, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) today announced that dirucotide did not meet the primary endpoint of delaying disease progression, as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), during the two-year MAESTRO-01 Phase III trial in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). In addition, there were no statistically significant differences between dirucotide...


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