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FDA Approves Genentech’s Ocrevus for Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

South San Francisco, CA — March 28, 2017 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) as the first and only medicine for both relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. The …

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Apitope’s Multiple Sclerosis Drug Demonstrates Positive Results in its Phase IIa Study

Hasselt, Belgium and Chepstow, UK: 21 February 2017 − Apitope, the drug discovery and development company focused on treating the underlying cause of autoimmune diseases, announces positive results from the Phase IIa clinical study of its lead product candidate, ATX-MS-1467, for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis. The Phase …

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Celgene’s Multiple Sclerosis Pill Meets Primary Endpoint in First Late-Stage Clinical Trial

SUMMIT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that its phase III SUNBEAM trial, evaluating the efficacy and safety of ozanimod, an investigational oral, selective S1P 1 and 5 receptor modulator, in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS), met the primary endpoint in reducing annualized relapse rate (ARR), compared to …

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Biogen to Pay Forward Pharma $1.25 Billion to Settle Multiple Sclerosis Drug Dispute

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced that it has agreed to enter into a settlement and license agreement with Forward Pharma, subject to the approval of Forward Pharma’s shareholders and other customary conditions. The license agreement will provide Biogen an irrevocable license to all intellectual property owned by …

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Genentech’s Ocrevus Demonstrates Positive Results in Phase III Multiple Sclorosis Study

December 21, 2016 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that data from three Phase III studies of its investigational medicine OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) – the OPERA I and OPERA II studies in relapsing multiple …

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Novartis’ BAF312 Reduced the Risk of Disability Progression in Late-Stage Multiple Sclerosis Study

Basel, September 17, 2016 – Novartis today announced positive results of the Phase III EXPAND study showing that oral once-daily BAF312 (siponimod) significantly reduced the risk of disability progression compared with placebo in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS).[1] SPMS is a form of MS characterized by continuous worsening …

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New Data Reinforce Efficacy of Zinbryta and Support Long-Term Safety Profile

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & NORTH CHICAGO, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new post-hoc analysis from the pivotal DECIDE study shows that a significantly greater number of people treated with ZINBRYTATM (daclizumab) achieved no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) compared to those taking AVONEX® (interferon beta-1a) intramuscular injection. The findings continue to support the positive …

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Genentech Announces New Late-Stage Data from Three Trials of OCREVUS in MS

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced new analyses from the three OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) Phase III studies in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) will be presented during the 32nd congress of the European Committee …

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iConquerMS Initiative Launches Personalized Medicine Research in Multiple Sclerosis

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — iConquerMS™ (www.iConquerMS.org), a research initiative of the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, today launches REAL MS™, a prospective longitudinal study of multiple sclerosis intended to answer important questions about the heterogeneity of the experience of MS across the population of people living …

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Novartis’ MS Drug BAF312 Succeeds in Late-Stage Study

Basel, August 25, 2016 – Novartis today announced the Phase III EXPAND study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of oral, once-daily, BAF312 (siponimod) in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), met its primary endpoint of a reduction in the risk of disability progression, compared with placebo. The EXPAND study represents the …

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