FDA Approves Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)

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FDA announced today that it has approved Genentech’s Ocrevus® (ocrelizumab) for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (“PPMS”).  Ocrevus is the first drug approved by the FDA for treatment of PPMS, which the CDC estimates affects 15% of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Genentech is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group.  Roche’s press release on the approval is available here.