Europe approves Novartis MS drug Gilenya
This article was originally published in Scrip
The European Commission has followed the recommendations of CHMP and approved Gilenya (fingolimod), from Novartis, to treat patients with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) despite treatment with beta interferon, or in patients with rapidly evolving severe RRMS (Scripintelligence.com, 21 January, 2011). The drug has already been approved by the FDA, Swissmedic and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the same indication (Scripintelligence.com, 23 September, 2010),.
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