Japan approves Novartis’ oral MS drug Gilenya

Gilenya, or Fingolimod, is the first approved oral disease modifying drug for MS.

Japan approves Novartis’ oral MS drug Gilenya

Postby MSUK » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:09 am


Japanese regulatory authorities have approved Novartis’ once-daily multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya.

The Gilenya sanction covers use of the drug for preventing relapse and delaying progression of physical disability in adult MS patients.

The only other drug licensed in Japan for preventing relapse of MS patients is interferon beta. ... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1309
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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