Simvastatin in phase III

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Simvastatin in phase III

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Simvastatin starting a phase III trial. This is important because it is not an immune modulator. It is a cholesterol lowering drug and if it works, it will open new research paths about MS pathogenesis. ... ecruitment

MS-STAT2 is investigating whether cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin slows disability progression in secondary progressive MS. It’s a phase 3 trial. So it’s the final, definitive stage of testing following positive smaller trials.

With recruitment finishing, we’re a step closer to knowing whether simvastatin could be the first treatment for people with progressive MS that protects nerves from damage in MS.
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