A new drug based on decades of research at the University of Cambridge has today been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for use in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Clinical trials have shown that Alemtuzumab, marketed under the name Lemtrada, reduces disease activity, limits the accumulation of further disability over time and may even allow some existing damage to recover.
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Approval concludes nearly 40-year epic journey from fundamental research to discovery of an effective treatment for active relapsing multiple sclerosis
Alemtuzumab, a drug previously used to treat a type of leukaemia, shown to help people with early multiple sclerosis who relapsed on previous drugs as well as patients who had not yet been treated.