Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Approval of Novartis Investigational Treatment FTY720 to Treat Relapsing Remitting MS
EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, an advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of FTY720 (fingolimod) for the treatment of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease. The FDA has the option of seeking the advice of one of its advisory committees as it reviews and decides whether to approve a new treatment. The committee voted unanimously that FTY720 demonstrated substantial efficacy in treating relapsing remitting MS and that safety of the proposed 0.5 mg dose justified approval
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