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FDA Approves Glatopa (glatiramer acetate) as the First Generic Competitor to Copaxone

Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

Holzkirchen, Germany, April 16, 2015 - Sandoz, a Novartis company, today announced the US approval of Glatopa, the first generic version of Teva's Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) 20 mg/ml one-time-daily multiple sclerosis therapy. "Sandoz, together with Momenta, is proud to be the first company to receive FDA approval for a substitutable generic version of this important therapy," said ...

Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 – The first U.S. generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). The brand-name drug is produced by Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals. It's approved to treat MS, a chronic central nervous system disease caused by an overly aggressive immune system that turns on the body ...

Teva Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Three-Times-a-Week Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) 40mg/mL

Posted 29 Jan 2014 by Drugs.com

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2014-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for three-times-a-week Copaxone 40mg/mL, a new dose of Copaxone. This new formulation will allow for a less frequent dosing regimen administered subcutaneously for patients with r ...

Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 8 – Five tests, procedures and treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. "With one in six people affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis and stroke, our goal is to have patients discuss our Choosing Wisely ...

Common Asthma Drug Could Speed MS Treatment

Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 13 – A common asthma drug might accelerate the benefits of treatment for multiple sclerosis when combined with standard medicine, new research suggests. The authors of this small and preliminary study showed that albuterol, prescribed for a variety of respiratory illnesses, enhances the effects of glatiramer acetate, a drug already prescribed for MS patients. Because albuterol is ...

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