Rituxan Fails PPMS Trial

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Rituxan Fails PPMS Trial

Postby marcstck » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:40 pm

Terrible news for those of us suffering from primary progressive. I'm beyond words...

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Postby dignan » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:45 pm

Oh damn. They are being really vague about the results though. Hopefully there's some better news about the secondary measures. Not that anything other than disease progression was really important in this trial.
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Postby bromley » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:26 am


Very sorry to hear this news.

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Re: Rituxan Fails PPMS Trial

Postby Lyon » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:16 pm

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Postby gwa » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:10 pm


You had a lot of hope with Rituxin and I am sorry it looks like it will not be a good candidate for PPMS.

Has your neuro talked about anything else that may be in the pipeline that is not on dignan's list in the "Drug Pipeline" forum?

Until we know the science behind the cause of MS, there will continue to be treatment disappointments, in my opinion.

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Postby flipflopper » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:30 pm

I'm sad to hear this Marc
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Where can we find the actual study results?

Postby Smilingface » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:50 am

I'm really upset. Rituximab was the drug I had the most hope for. I'm going to stay calm until I actually read for myself the results. Where can we find them?
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