Genzyme Announces: FDA Accepts Its Resubmitted Application for Lemtrada - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Genzyme Announces: FDA Accepts Its Resubmitted Application for Lemtrada

May 30, 2014

Today (May 30) Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had accepted for review the company’s resubmission of an application seeking approval of Lemtrada™ (alemtuzumab) as a treatment for relapsing MS in the United States. The company’s previous application was denied approval in December 2013 (read more).  According to a company press release, additional analyses and information have been provided to the agency, and the FDA’s review is expected to take about six months.

The Society will continue to provide updates as we learn more information.

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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