Oral MS drug Lemtrada approved by European Commission

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Oral MS drug Lemtrada approved by European Commission

Post by MSUK » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:27 am

Genzyme, a Sanofi company announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Lemtrada(TM). This follows the August 30th approval of Aubagio(R). The company intends to begin launching both products in the EU soon.

"The approvals of Lemtrada and Aubagio in the European Union represent an important milestone for Genzyme and demonstrate our focus on scientific innovation and commitment to multiple sclerosis patients," said Genzyme CEO and President, David Meeker, M.D. "This is particularly exciting as the EU approval is the first for Lemtrada globally. We look forward to making these unique therapies available to MS patients very soon............" - Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/lemtrada
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Re: Oral MS drug Lemtrada approved by European Commission

Post by aredmosquito » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:16 pm

This title is misleading. Lemtrada is an IV infusion, as the stomach would destroy the drug if taken orally.
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