Gilenya approved for use in Scotland

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

Post by MSUK » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:10 am

SMC first to introduce oral Gilenya® as a first line treatment option for people with a severe form of MS

• Scottish people with a severe form of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis are first in UK to get access to once daily pill fingolimod as a first line treatment option1
• Once daily pill fingolimod reduces the risk of relapses by 67% compared to placebo

Today, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted once daily pill fingolimod (Gilenya®) as a first line option for people with a severe form of relapsing remitting MS, which has been shown to reduce the risk of relapses by 67% compared to placebo.1,2 This is the first time that an oral treatment has been made available as a first line treatment option for people with this severe form of MS - known as rapidly evolving severe relapsing remitting MS (RES RRMS)..... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/gilenya
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