The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting, scheduled for April 25-May 1, 2020, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes some of the new research that would have been presented at AAN 2020.
Siponimod, the selective sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator (S1P1,5), produces a sustained reduction in worsening disability for up to five years in patients with secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), according to data submitted to the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (Kappos et al. AAN 2020; abstract S40.003).
Summary of epidemiology, testing and mortality rate; Canada and world statistics.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ozanimod (Zeposia) for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS, including clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), RRMS and active SPMS. The drug was developed by Receptos, then acquired by Celgene before Celgene was acquired in turn by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ozanimod was submitted for review by Health Canada in December 2019. Read More