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How do drugs that slow the progression of multiple sclerosis work?

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All of these drugs work by suppressing, or altering, the activity of the body's immune system. Thus, these therapies are based on the theory that MS is, at least in part, a result of an abnormal response of the body's immune system that causes it to attack the myelin surrounding nerves.

SOURCE: WebMD Health News: "Gilenya, First Oral MS Drug, Gets FDA Nod." News release, FDA.  Biogen Idec web site. News release, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  




 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

SOURCE: WebMD Health News: "Gilenya, First Oral MS Drug, Gets FDA Nod." News release, FDA.  Biogen Idec web site. News release, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  




 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

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