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Europe’s CHMP recommends against masitinib authorization

An advisory committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended against granting conditional marketing authorization to masitinib as an oral add-on treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The negative opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) confirms the committee’s view, announced last…

Fasudil safe, preserves motor neurons in early-stage ALS: Study

Treatment with fasudil (RT1968), which Raya Therapeutic is testing for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), was safe and outperformed a placebo at preserving motor neurons in adults with early-stage disease. That’s according to data from ROCK-ALS (NCT03792490), an investigator-led Phase 2a trial that tested how safe fasudil is…

ROCK inhibitor Bravyl shows early signs of efficacy for ALS

Bravyl, an investigational oral therapy from Woolsey Pharmaceuticals, was safe and lowered levels of the nerve damage biomarker neurofilament light chain (NfL) in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to new data from a Phase 2a clinical trial. The medication also showed early signs of slowing disease…