People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may soon have a second needle-free option to control their disease.
Last year, the FDA approved the first disease-modifying pill, a drug called Gilenya, to treat MS.
Now a new study shows that a different drug, a once-daily pill called teriflunomide, may also slow the progression of the neurological disease and its disabling attacks better than a placebo.
Currently, most of the disease-modifying drugs that treat MS are given by injection or intravenous infusion.
"Some patients have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for effective and safe oral medications," says researcher Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD, a professor of neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Others with MS have been giving themselves regular injections for more than a decade.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2933