AAN unveils new guidelines for MS disease-modifying therapy

Following on from a recent European Academy of Neurology guideline on pharmacological treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), the American Academy of Neurology has issued an updated practice guideline on disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for MS. The guideline provides 30 general recommendations for initiating, switching and stopping DMTs, and indicates future research directions.

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The authors thank C. Ernest for proofreading the manuscript. The authors’ work is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Correspondence to Frauke Zipp.

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S.B. has recently received consultation funds from Merck Serono, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis and Roche. F.Z. has recently received research grants from Genzyme and Merck Serono, as well as consultation funds from Roche, Merck Serono, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Celgene and Octapharma.

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Bittner, S., Zipp, F. AAN unveils new guidelines for MS disease-modifying therapy. Nat Rev Neurol 14, 384–386 (2018).

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