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FDA approves revolutionary multiple sclerosis treatment

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The FDA has approved Ocrevus, a new multiple sclerosis drug from Genentech, with a list price of $65,000 annually, per the WSJ.

This is the first drug approved to treat primary progressive MS, the more severe form of MS that affects 15% of patients. The president of the National MS Society called the treatment "a real game-changer" for those suffering from the disease.