Early Copaxone treatment may delay clinically definite MS

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Early Copaxone treatment may delay clinically definite MS

Post by MSUK » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:18 am


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced new data from the five-year extension of the PreCISe study demonstrating that earlier initiation of treatment with Copaxone(R) (glatiramer acetate injection) in patients presenting with first signs of multiple sclerosis (MS), provided greater effects in delaying conversion to clinically definite MS (CDMS) compared to later treatment initiation after diagnosis of CDMS or after three years on the study.

Early treatment with Copaxone(R) reduced the risk of progression to CDMS by 41 percent (p=0.0005) compared with delayed treatment and delayed time to conversion to CDMS by almost three years or 972 days... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1767
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/

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