Always a price to be paid for long term immunosuppression

Gilenya, or Fingolimod, is the first approved oral disease modifying drug for MS.
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Always a price to be paid for long term immunosuppression

Post by Cliffhanger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:29 am

I so wish that a new MS drug, preferably oral, without immunosuppression features would eventually be developed ... because we really need it.

There is always a price to be paid for long term immunosuppression.

So this is what I read today in a newly published paper - and it relates to all drugs that have immunosuppression as a charactersitica:

" AIDS-related cancer seen in someone treated with Fingolimod (Brand name: Gilenya) . This case highlights potential risks associated with immunosuppression with this medicine and ongoing need for vigilance in assessing for such complications. "

Source: ... meone.html

Also ... I want to add ... risk of PML is well linked to all drugs that act via heavily immunosuppression. Especially in long term.

SO, when will we see a drug that does not have clear immunosuppressive features, that is fairly efficient and low risks ...(?) I think we all long for such drug.

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