Roche Gets Switzerland Approval for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

By Nathan AllenFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG (RO.EB) said Thursday it received approval from Swiss regulators for Ocrevus, a treatment for multiple sclerosis, or MS.

"The approval of Ocrevus in Switzerland, the first in Europe, is a significant moment for the Swiss MS community," said Sandra Horning, Roche's chief medical officer and head of global product development.

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The treatment is already approved in North and South America, the Middle East, Ukraine and Australia.

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September 28, 2017 01:37 ET (05:37 GMT)