Sanofi launches its multiple sclerosis treatment drug in India
The drug offers patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the efficacy and convenience of once-a-day oral treatment, Sanofi Genzyme said in a statement.
Commenting on the development, Sanofi India MD N Rajaram said, "For over a decade Sanofi has invested in developing and delivering novel therapeutic solutions for the treatment of multiple sclerosis around the world; and is now bringing Aubagio, our original research product to India."
"Aubagio is a differentiated disease-modifying therapy, that blocks the enzyme involved in a multiplication of overactive immune cells," Sanofi South Asia, Country Medical Director Shalini Menon said.
Approved by the USFDA in 2012, Aubagio currently has a global presence with approvals in more than 81 countries, the statement said.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, debilitating disease of the nervous system that affects the spinal cord and brain.
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