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Therapies that promote progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

August 23, 2019 – Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare and often fatal viral disease characterized by progressive damage or inflammation of the white matter of the brain at multiple locations (i.e., multifocal). It is caused by the JC virus,

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Fingolimod (Gilenya): Warning about rare cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

August 06, 1015 – The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just issued a warning that a case of definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and a case of probable PML have been reported in patients taking Fingolimod (Gilenya) for multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Efalizumab [Raptiva] vom amerikanischen Markt zurückgezogen

17. April 2009 – In Ergänzung zu einer früheren Mitteilung in diesem Blog, wonach die Zulassung von Efalizumab [Raptiva] in der Schweiz zum 1. Mai 2009 sistiert wird, hat nun die amerikanische Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in einer Mitteilung vom 8. April 2009 den freiwilligen Rückzug von Efalizumab [Raptiva] vom amerikanischen Markt durch dessen Hersteller,

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