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Biogen's Data Shows Improved Gastrointestinal Tolerability With Vumerity

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) said that the Phase 3 EVOLVE-MS-2 study demonstrated improved patient-assessed gastrointestinal or GI tolerability of Vumerity, a new FDA-approved treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis or MS, compared to Tecfidera.
Results for the primary endpoint show patients treated with Vumerity self-reported 46 percent fewer days with intensity scores of =2 on the Individual Gastrointestinal Symptom and Impact Scale (IGISIS), compared to Tecfidera.

The EVOLVE-MS-2 results also indicate that compared to TECFIDERA, VUMERITY-treated patients had lower discontinuations due to GI adverse events (AEs) (0.8 percent vs. 4.8 percent).

VUMERITY is now available in the U.S. for relapsing forms of MS.

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