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• Fingolimod significantly reduced annualised relapse rates by 54-60% vs placebo and disability progression by 30-32% in two-year FREEDOMS study1

• Results build on Phase III TRANSFORMS one-year study showing fingolimod reduced relapses significantly more than interferon beta-1a, a standard of care1,2

• Phase III efficacy and safety data confirm positive benefit-risk profile for lower 0.5 mg dose of fingolimod 1and support planned EU submissions at the end of 2009

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Frimley, 30th September, 2009 – Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. announced today that initial results from the Phase III FREEDOMS study confirmed the two-year efficacy of FTY720...

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