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Monday, October 19, 2015

EMD Serono Announces Publication of PRISMS-15 Years Follow-up Study Results on Rebif for Relapsing–Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Data on long-term follow-up study on Rebif for RRMS revealed improved clinical outcomes

<span class="entry-title">EMD Serono Announces Publication of PRISMS-15 Years Follow-up Study Results on Rebif for Relapsing–Remitting Multiple Sclerosis</span><span class="entry-subtitle">Data on long-term follow-up study on Rebif for RRMS revealed improved clinical outcomes</span>


EMD Serono, the U.S. biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, recently announced that the results of the 15 year follow-up trial PRISMS-15 (Prevention of Relapses and Disability by Interferon beta-1a Subcutaneously in Multiple Sclerosis) evaluating Rebif® (interferon beta-1a), a high-dose, high-frequency interferon beta for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), were published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (JNNP). The study is entitled “Factors influencing long-term outcomes in relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis: PRISMS-15“.
The study reveals clinical data from a pivotal trial examining the association between cumulative exposure to treatment with subcutaneous (sc) interferon (IFN) beta-1a and other potential predictive factors in patients with a diagnosis of relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).
“The publication of the PRISMS-15 study in JNNP offers the MS medical community a retrospective single visit assessment in a subset of RRMS patients from the PRISMS trial with varying exposure to Rebif,” said Dr. Rick Munschauer, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Neurology and Immunology, EMD Serono in a press release.
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