Tag Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

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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Bringing New Rx Drugs to Market in 2014

by Tom Norton I did something today that I haven’t done in years: I checked out the US pharmaceutical R&D spend versus the rest of the world. Having known since the 80’s that the US owned this space, a quick look at the latest R&D figures confirmed my decades old understanding of the industry’s worldwide […]
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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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Dare to Compare: Genzyme Bets on MS

Riding positive data on a late-phase multiple sclerosis drug, Genzyme execs talked up the company’s willingness to go head-to-head against Rebif, EMD Serono and Pfizer’s blockbuster beta interferon. Genzyme execs didn’t go so far as to reiterate former CEO Henri Termeer’s 2010 prediction of $3 billion plus in potential sales for Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), but they […]
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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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