Currently there is only one FDA-approved treatment for SPMS. Novantrone, originally a cancer chemotherapy, is an infusion therapy performed once every three months for up to 24 months for the treatment of Secondary-Progressive MS.
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0 Replies |Report This| Share this:Secondary Progressive MS treatment fast-tracked for FDA ApprovalOpexa has changed the name of its drug, Tovaxin, to Tcelna, as it relaunches Phase IIb trials in 2012 in SPMS patients. See details in the link below:<br /> <br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.opexatherapeutics.com/?page=tovaxin&section=tovaxin">http://www.opexatherapeutics.com/?page=tovaxin&section=tovaxin</a> <br /><br />Currently there is only one FDA-approved treatment for SPMS. Novantrone, originally a cancer chemotherapy, is an infusion therapy performed once every three months for up to 24 months for the treatment of Secondary-Progressive MS.
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