Disabling Conditions: Two Multiple Sclerosis Drugs in Progress

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

For those suffering from multiple sclerosis, one of the many disabling conditions that may qualify for long-term disability benefits, there may soon be new options for treatment.

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi is receiving positive feedback from its Genzyme unit which has been developing two new drugs to help control the disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to Reuters. One of its newly developed drugs, Aubagio, has been recently launched and it is refilling its application for another drug, Lemtrada.

Aubagio was launched on October 1st and early reports have been “extremely positive,” according to the Genezyme head of MS Bill Sibold via Reuters. Results from a previously published study were discussed at a recent medical congress in Lyon, France and revealed a 36 percent reduction in relapse for patients treated with the drug. Aubagio was less effective than some of the rival drugs on the market for MS, but is associated with milder side effects.

Meanwhile, Lemtrada has been re-submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval after the administration requested clarification of some information on the application. This multiple sclerosis drug is administered intravenously for five days initially and then followed up by a three-day reapplication per year.

It may be able to re-program the immune system, and may also help change the long-term progression of MS. This may help reduce the risk of long-term disability.

Multiple sclerosis is a disabling condition that often qualifies those who have been diagnosed for long-term disability benefits. A disability representative may be able to help you file your claim for disability benefits if you suffer from multiple sclerosis or other disabling conditions.

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