December 22, 2016
A drug that alters the immune system has been described as “big news” and a “landmark” in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say. Phase 3 trials of this drug which we first reported back in October 2015 have recently reported significant progress.
The trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS.
Ocrelizumab is the first drug shown to work in the primary progressive form of the disease. The drug is being reviewed for use in the US and Europe.