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Trial with laquinimod in primary progressive MS fails...

Postby MSUK » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:48 am

Phase II trial with laquinimod in primary progressive MS fails to deliver

Active Biotech drug, laquinimod has failed a phase II trial in primary progressive MS.

Laquinimod a once-daily oral drug targets neurodegeneration and inflammation with a novel mechanism of action being developed for the treatment of relapsing remitting MS (RRMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS) and Huntington disease...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/phase-ii-trial-laquinimod-primary-progressive-ms-fails-deliver

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Re: Trial with laquinimod in primary progressive MS fails...

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:24 am

Active Biotech announce results in ARPEGGIO Phase II trial with laquinimod in Primary Progressive MS
http://www.activebiotech.com/press-rele ... id=2153402

PRESS RELEASE

Active Biotech (Nasdaq Stockholm: ACTI) today announced initial results from the Phase II proof of concept study of laquinimod in Primary Progressive MS (PPMS) sponsored by Active Biotech's partner Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. The primary endpoint of brain atrophy as defined by percent brain volume change (PBVC) from baseline to week 48, was not met after daily oral doses with 0.6 mg laquinimod.

The secondary endpoint of time to confirmed disability progression was also not met. There was, however, a reduction in new T2 lesions observed in patients treated with laquinimod 0.6 mg.

The clinical safety profile of laquinimod 0.6 mg daily in PPMS patients resembled the safety profile demonstrated in relapsing remitting MS patients. The most common adverse events reported by patients treated with laquinimod 0.6 mg daily were nasopharyngities, headache, upper respiratory tract infection and back pain.

Data from the trial will be presented at a future scientific conference and the full results will be published.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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