Oral Laqunimod may ease Multiple Sclerosis disability

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Oral Laqunimod may ease Multiple Sclerosis disability

Postby MSUK » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:59 pm

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Yet another orally taken medication shows some promise in preventing relapse and disability for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, a new report suggests.

In the new study, laquinimod reduced the annual relapse rate by 23 percent, and disability progression by 36 percent.

"We found that laquinimod, as compared with placebo, reduced the rate of relapse and slowed the progression of disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis," the European researchers, led by Dr. Giancarlo Comi of the Institute of Experimental Neurology in Milan, wrote.

The study, which was funded by the drug's manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, was published in the March 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1735
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Re: Oral Laqunimod may ease Multiple Sclerosis disability

Postby Luongo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:54 pm

Didn't the last study show NO difference from placebo? It's hard to trust anything these people come out with.
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