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Copaxone slapped by FDA

Postby HarryZ » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Here is the link to a stern, long warning letter from the FDA to Teva, the makers of Copaxone. Draw your own conclusions.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/Guid ... 296204.pdf
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Re: Copanone slapped by FDA

Postby Azaeleaprawn » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:15 pm

claims misleadingly broaden the indication and overstate the efficacy of Copaxone by implying that Copaxone reverses patients’ disability and enables them to lead an active lifestyle, return to work, accomplish great athletic feats, and “live the life they’ve dreamed.


This type of claim is purely evil & just goes to show that Big Pharma or almost any corporation and those involved with managing them truly have no conscience and will go to any lengths to maximize profits
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Re: Copaxone slapped by FDA

Postby milesap » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:34 pm

makes me wonder how many ms patients with progressive disease has been fed the line that copaxone can help them based on the lie perpetrated by teva to ignorant gullible neuro's or paid off by them.
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Re: Copaxone slapped by FDA

Postby ptbagger » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:11 pm

The neurologist that diagnosed my MS, and started me on Copaxone, after giving me extensive info of all the available choices, did not push me into leaning towards any MS therapy med. My current neurologist, who is sponsered by Teva for speaking events, does not push me to stay on Copaxone. Only helps me make informed educated decisions of my choice of MS therapy.

I strongly believe in the theraputic effects that Copaxone has bestowed upon & into my body, mind & central nervous system. Copaxone, I find is so dam easy to administer and with little to no side affects. How can one go wrong?
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Re: Copaxone slapped by FDA

Postby HarryZ » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:25 am

ptbagger wrote:The neurologist that diagnosed my MS, and started me on Copaxone, after giving me extensive info of all the available choices, did not push me into leaning towards any MS therapy med. My current neurologist, who is sponsered by Teva for speaking events, does not push me to stay on Copaxone. Only helps me make informed educated decisions of my choice of MS therapy.

I strongly believe in the theraputic effects that Copaxone has bestowed upon & into my body, mind & central nervous system. Copaxone, I find is so dam easy to administer and with little to no side affects. How can one go wrong?


I noticed that you have recently joined ThisIsMS and welcome.

While your neuro appears to be good in allowing you to make an informed decision on medications, some do not take this approach. They push their patients into choosing a med that adds dollars to their pockets. I'm sure that if you spend a lot of time and read the many posts here, you'll discover that several MS patients won't share your thoughts on Copaxone. The disease affects everyone differently and no one therapy is the answer.

Next time you visit your neuro, ask him/her what percentage of patients under his/her care use Copaxone vs any other medication.
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Re: Copaxone slapped by FDA

Postby heyray » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:32 am

This article really caught my eye when it first came out. When I received my diagnosis I didn't know what to do; Copaxone was my first choice because of all the promotional nonsense that they put out. To make it short I couldn't afford the medication anyways. I'm way better off without it on vitamins, supplements, and a modified diet. I'm almost back to where I was when I was in the marine core. I was in bad shape for a while. I was starting to have trouble walking, couldn't run very fast (felt like I needed an oil change), and very uncoordinated. I now run about three miles every other day, do countless push ups, sit ups, and feel more energized. I feel the effects when I stop taking the supplements or if I change my diet. I believe I made the right choice because if I had chosen Copaxone I would be sad, broke, and in bad shape.
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