Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

COVID-19 Vaccines Well-Tolerated by NMOSD Patients, Survey Finds

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by people with the rare neurological disorders neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), MOG-antibody disease (MOGAD), and transverse myelitis in the U.S., according to a recent study. Patients surveyed about their vaccine experiences reported a rate of side effects similar to that of the…

#AANAM – Uplizna Found to Prevent Pain Worsening in Patients

Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) reduced pain among adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), according to an analysis of the N-MOmentum Phase 2/3 clinical trial. The results were presented by Ho Jin Kim, MD, PhD, an investigator in the trial, at the 2021 virtual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting,…

Japan Approves Uplizna for Preventing NMOSD Relapses

Note: This story was updated March 29, 2021, to note that Uplizna is indicated for all NMOSD patients, regardless of the presence of aquaporin-4 water channel autoantibodies. Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) has been approved in Japan for preventing relapses in people with neuromyelitis…