“In the first year of the ADVANCE trial, PLEGRIDY demonstrated strong efficacy. We saw a marked reduction in relapse rate and this was supported by MRI results. If approved, PLEGRIDY will make an important therapeutic option in the injectable treatment segment”, said Gilmore O’Neill, Vice President, Global Neurology Late Stage Clinical Development at Biogen Idec. “In addition to these encouraging therapeutic results, PLEGRIDY may reduce the treatment burden for patients by reducing the number of subcutaneous injections.”PLEGRIDY showed favorable safety and tolerability profiles in ADVANCE. The overall incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) and adverse events (AEs) was similar among the PLEGRIDY and placebo groups. The most common SAE was infections, which was balanced across all treatment groups (≤1 percent per group). The most commonly reported AEs with PLEGRIDY treatment were redness at the injection site and influenza-like illness.
Positive Year One Results From Biogen Idec Phase 3 ADVANCE Trial Of PLEGRIDY™ (Peginterferon Beta-1a) Presented At AAN Meeting
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