Friday, January 22, 2010

Ampyra Approved!

Today Ampyra received FDA approval.

This therapy by Acorda Therapeutics increases walking speed in the four major MS types - RRMS, SPMS, PPMS, and PRMS.

Ampyra is in tablet form, previously known as fampridine. It is being developed in the US by Acorda Therapeutics, the company that works with zanaflex, and outside the US by Biogen Idec.

Ampyra is expected to be commercially available by March of this year. Read the press release.