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Relapsing MS: Ozanimod Tops Fingolimod in Benefit-Risk Profile


Key clinical point: Ozanimod has a superior benefit-risk profile compared with fingolimod for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS).

Major finding: Compared with fingolimod, ozanimod was associated with lower rates of conduction abnormalities (risk difference, −3.5%) and first-degree atrioventricular block (risk difference, −3.0%), lower risk of extended first-dose cardiac monitoring, and lower risk of adverse events over 1-2 years of follow-up. Efficacy outcomes were comparable.

Study details: Using a matching-adjusted indirect comparison, the first-dose cardiac monitoring outcomes and 1- and 2-year safety and efficacy outcomes were compared for ozanimod and fingolimod in patients with RMS.

Disclosures: The study received research support from Celgene, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Five authors are employees of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Four authors are employees of Analysis Group, Inc., who have received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Citation: Swallow E et al. J Comp Eff Res. 2020 Jan 17. doi: 10.2217/cer-2019-0169.

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