Sanofi India launches multiple sclerosis treatment drug Aubagio

Franchise India Bureau August 06 2018 - 4 min read
Sanofi India launches multiple sclerosis treatment drug Aubagio
This product has the potential to offer an efficacious and convenient treatment regimen of just once a day oral tablet, vis-a-vis commonly available injectable treatment options, he added.

Drug firm Sanofi run speciality care global business unit Sanofi Genzyme has launched its multiple sclerosis treatment drug Aubagio in India. Patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis are offered the convenience of once-a-day oral treatment, Sanofi Genzyme said in a statement.

Commenting on the development, Sanofi India MD N Rajaram said, "For over a decade Sanofi has invested in developing and delivering novel therapeutic solutions for treatment of multiple sclerosis around the world; and is now bringing Aubagio, our original research product to India."

This product has the potential to offer an efficacious and convenient treatment regimen of just once a day oral tablet, vis-a-vis commonly available injectable treatment options, he added.

"Aubagio is a differentiated disease-modifying therapy, that blocks the enzyme involved in multiplication of overactive immune cells," Sanofi South Asia, Country Medical Director Shalini Menon said.

Aubagio that was approved by the USFDA in 2012, as of now has global presence with approvals in more than 81 countries, the statement said.

Multiple sclerosis is the spinal cord and brain disease, an autoimmune, debilitating disorder of the nervous system that affects the spinal cord and brain.

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