Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

April 16, 2015 8:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. generic version of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).

The brand-name drug is produced by Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals. It's approved to treat MS, a chronic central nervous system disease caused by an overly aggressive immune system that turns on the body itself. Typical symptoms include muscle weakness, coordination problems and disability. First ...

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