Sanofi/Genzyme shift Campath to special distribution ahead of Lemtrada MS marketing
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In anticipation of obtaining approval of their investigational multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), Paris-based Sanofi and its US unit Genzyme will only be making another version of the agent, sold as Campath, available to US patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) through a special distribution program as of 4 September, a spokesman for the firms confirmed on 20 August.
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