Video: B-Roll: LEMTRADA now available for Canadians living with RRMS. Video with Dr. Mark Freedman, Director, MS Research Unit, Professor of Neurology and Senior Scientist, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital ...
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STORY SUMMARY: Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announced the Canadian availability
of PrLEMTRADA™(alemtuzumab) for the management of adult patients with
relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), with active disease
defined by clinical and imaging features, who have had an inadequate
response to interferon beta or other disease-modifying therapies.
LEMTRADA 12 mg has a dosing and administration schedule of two annual
treatment courses. The first treatment course of LEMTRADA is
administered via intravenous infusion on five consecutive days, and the
second course is administered on three consecutive days, 12 months
later. LEMTRADA patients require monitoring at regular intervals
between treatment courses and for 48 months following the final
During an extensive, ongoing clinical development program, 80 per cent
of RRMS patients who received two treatment courses of LEMTRADA
required no further therapy and 55 per cent remained relapse-free
through the first year of the extension study. Unlike other current
disease modifying therapies in which stopping treatment usually results
in resumed disease activity, LEMTRADA continues to have a durable
effect far beyond the two annual treatment courses. In fact, in more
than 70 per cent of clinical trial patients, disability scores improved
or remained stable over three years.
SHOT LIST: Interview with Dr. Mark Freedman, Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research
Unit, Professor of Neurology and Senior Scientist at the University of
Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute B-roll: Dr. Freedman with
patient, LEMTRADA product shot, LEMTRADA animation
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