Tag Archives: MS

Pushing the Boundaries of MS Research: The Myelin Repair Foundation

R&D’s Double Header The Myelin Repair Foundation is more than just a policy precedent – it’s also emerging as the stimulus behind a future cure for MS. The decades-old movement for “patient power” is evolving in unexpected directions, as a few vanguard organizations explicitly abandon that vague agenda around “advocacy” for something more granular and […]
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Momenta CEO Rebuffs Teva's Copaxone Defense

Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Craig Wheeler said comments made by Teva leadership about a “purported” generic of Copaxone are “kind of humorous.” Teva’s Copaxone, a multiple sclerosis drug that earns nearly $4 billion a year, is approaching patent expiry – and possible generic competition – on May 24. Assuming FDA approves a generic version of Copaxone, […]
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Sanofi's Aubagio to Square Off Against MS Injectables

The most obvious competitors for Sanofi’s Aubagio, the second oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drug to receive FDA approval, would appear to be Novartis’ Gilenya, and Biogen Idec’s hotly anticipated BG-12, which has a PDUFA date scheduled for December 28. Both Gilenya and BG-12 are administered orally as opposed to injected, but execs at Genzyme – […]
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Is Sanofi Right to Bank on MS Drug?

Newswires have long been waiting for Sanofi-Aventis to officially announce its acquisition of US biotech company Genzyme, but what few analysts were expecting is just how much the transaction would hedge on one potentially controversial product. As the focus of Sanofi’s contingent value rights (CVR) approach, Genzyme’s multiple sclerosis treatment Lemtrada (also sold as Campath […]
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