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Teva rejected by U.S. high court justice on Copaxone patent

Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s Copaxone multiple-sclerosis drug to generic competition in May.

The lower court ruling invalidated one of the company’s patents and shaved more than a year off the legal protection for Copaxone, a treatment that generated $2.25 billion in U.S. sales for Teva in 2011. Chief Justice John Roberts today rejected Teva’s request to put that ruling on hold while the court decides whether to take up Teva’s appeal...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/copaxone
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Glatiramer acetate treatment effects on gene expression.....

Glatiramer acetate treatment effects on gene expression in monocytes of MS patients

Glatiramer acetate (GA) is a mixture of synthetic peptides used in the treatment of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of GA therapy on the gene expression of monocytes........ Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/copaxone
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Copaxone and breast feeding

Does anyone have any links to research showing copaxone is safe when bf? My consultant refused to prescribe it when my son was tiny (I was on it til I found out I was pregnant). He just kept saying i should stop feeding. Tis time I want to fight him hard as I think he was just arse covering. I have a 7 week old baby girl and have already had a relapse. My MS ...
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Cpoaxone and swollen lymph nodes

My husband has noticed a swollen lymph node under his armpit. He has been on Copaxone for almost 2 years. I understand this is a rare side effect but is there anything to be done to reduce the swelling and make it go away quickly? Anything to prevent it from happening?

Thanks
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20 year open-label extension study of Copaxone 20 mg daily

Results released for 20 year open-label extension study of Copaxone 20 mg daily for RRMS

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced further results from a long-term, open-label extension study of glatiramer acetate (GA). The extension study was designed to evaluate the long-term neurologic disease course, and the safety and efficacy of glatiramer acetate 20 mg daily, the therapeutic agent in Copaxone(R) (glatiramer acetate injection), which is indicated for reduction of the frequency of relapses in patients ...
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Credit Suisse: Copaxone sales to plunge 90%

Credit Suisse sees Copaxone sales falling from $4 billion annually to $400,000 in 2019 and predicts annual sales of over $1 billion for Laquinimod..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/copaxone
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extra Copaxone to give away

Hello,

I have just about an extra box of Copaxone to give away. Been kept in the fridge. Could be shipped with icepack. Hate to see it thrown away.
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If I must go off Copaxone...

Ok. Wife has MS - since 1996. Secondary progressive. On Copaxone for the past three years. Going on Medicare October 1. She has Anthem Blue Cross supplemental prescription. Neurologist is calling to get a prior authorization since Copaxone is not on their formulary.
My question: if the co-pay is going to be more than we can afford, and if we cannot receive assistance, what is the recommended procedure to wean off of Copaxone?
I'd rather ...
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every other day

I've been on the eod plan for ten months now with no relapses. I went this route due to swollen lymph nodes.

The past few months I've increased to both weekend days and eod mid-week.

Sometimes this disease just makes me wonder that when the time is right it will just rear its ugly head just as it hides in the darkness no matter what we do to prevent it.
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Will Copaxone lower my blood pressure?

My neurologist wants me to start using Copaxone which I was already terrified about but then seeing comments about it lowering blood pressure worries me because my blood pressure is already ridiculously low. Will it lower my blood pressure?
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