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|November 07, 2007 2:13 p.m.|
|Initiation Of Enrollment In Pivotal Phase III Clinical Study Of Oral Laquinimod For Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis|
Jerusalem, Israel and Lund, Sweden, November 7, 2007 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Active Biotech AB (OMX NORDIC: ACTI) announced today the initiation of enrollment in the Allegro trial (assessment of oral laquinimod in preventing progression of multiple sclerosis). Allegro is a global pivotal, 24/30-month, double-blind, Phase III study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the oral investigational compound laquinimod versus placebo in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The Allegro trial aims to enroll approximately 1,000 patients with RRMS.