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The first pill for multiple sclerosis (MS) could be available in the UK within a "few months".

Posted Jan 21 2011 12:00am
Jan 21, 2011

European experts have recommended that regulators give the green light to Gilenya, paving the way to an  EU -wide licence.Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis, which manufactures the drug, said a licence allowing Gilenya to be marketed in the UK was expected "in the next few months".The drug, already sold in the US and  Russia , provides the first daily pill alternative to injected MS treatments.The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), made up of experts from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), on Friday recommended that the EU regulator approve the drug. READ MORE

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