Thursday January 18th 2018

[Editorial] Alemtuzumab and the value of neurological research

The announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec 27, 2013, to reject an application for the use of alemtuzumab in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) has caused a stir within the neurological community. Investigators involved in two large phase 3 trials that tested its safety and efficacy expressed discontent; patients’ organisations protested the decision; the drug makers announced their intention to appeal this initial ruling (which is subject to further regulatory review); and even an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal called for FDA reform, given such “vivid example of the serious problems besetting US drug regulation”. (Source: Lancet Neurology)

MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.

Excerpt from:

[Editorial] Alemtuzumab and the value of neurological research

Leave a Comment

More from category

Researchers unravel key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
Researchers unravel key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis [Read More]

Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers
Kessler Foundation wins $735,000 grant for training rehabilitation researchers

Guang Yue, PhD, director of Human Performance and Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a [Read More]

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut

When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. [Read More]

Study shows high-salt diet causes dementia in mice
Study shows high-salt diet causes dementia in mice

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by [Read More]

What you should know about neurosarcoidosis
What you should know about neurosarcoidosis

A look at neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect most organs in the body. Included is detail on [Read More]