Neurology

Siponimod receives FDA approval for SPMS

 

Siponimod (Mayzent), a second-generation sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator, has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, including clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS and active secondary-progressive MS (SPMS). Read More

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Pre-AAN Survey

 

NeuroSens will be reporting from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting, with daily reports and special post-meeting coverage of key topics. Read More

Polypharmacy common in MS patients

 

A single-centre analysis in Germany has found that polypharmacy is common among MS patients, with 56.5% of patients reporting use of 5 or more medications (Frahm et al. Sci Rep 2019;9:3743; free full text at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6403326/pdf/41598_2019_Article_40283.pdf). Most patients were currently taking a disease-modifying therapy (DMT) for MS. Other medications commonly used were gastrointestinal drugs, thrombosis prophylaxis drugs, osteoporosis drugs, antihypertensives and sedatives. Read More

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