European Commission approves Fingolimod, the first oral multiple sclerosis treatment for use in the EU.
(1) Fingolimod is approved in the EU for people with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) despite treatment with beta interferon, or in patients with rapidly evolving severe RRMS. (2) Fingolimod showed superior efficacy to interferon beta-1a IM, a commonly prescribed treatment, reducing relapses by 52% (p<0.001) at one year. (3) Two-year, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that Fingolimod significantly reduced the risk of disability progression.
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