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|September 28, 2006 1:59 p.m.|
|New Data Confirmed Antibodies to Copaxone® Do Not Impact Its Established and Sustained Long-Term Efficacy in Multiple Sclerosis|
COPAXONE® Treatment Favorably Effected Natural History of Disease Throughout Study
Jerusalem, Israel, September 28, 2006 - New data presented today at the 22nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Madrid, Spain, showed that antibodies to COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) developed in all patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) treated with COPAXONE®, but did not interfere with the efficacy of the drug. Over a mean treatment period of more than six years, patients in this cross-sectional study who were continuously treated with COPAXONE® experienced only a minimal increase in their EDSS score, indicating that the long-term efficacy of the drug was not compromised by treatment-related antibodies.