Gilenya (aka fingolimod or FTY720)

Woohoo! Based on this press release, the FDA, following quickly on the heels of the Russian authorities, has approved Gilenya for relapsing-remitting MS. I left Gilenya on the phase 3 list as well because it is still being tested for PPMS.

This is great news, since we need more treatment options in general, but also because Gilenya is a pill, and seems to be more effective than the CRABs. I think this is the start of an era where we will see new MS drugs approved every year from now on until MS is cured.


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