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A Closer Look at Multiple Sclerosis Treatments in 2014: BIIB, NVS, TEVA, SNY, RCPT 

Several companies made notable advancements this year in treating multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disease in which the body's immune system attacks the central nervous system.
MS affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide and 400,000 people in the United States. Of those patients, 85% are initially diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, which is characterized by alternating periods of relapses and remissions of the disease.

There is no cure for MS, and treatments have often caused terrible side effects, such as birth defects, cancer, and the risk of rare brain infections.
To better understand how much the market for MS treatments has evolved over the past year, let's take a closer look at Biogen Idec , Novartis , Teva Pharmaceutical , Sanofi , and newcomer Receptos .

Three promising plays: Biogen, Sanofi, and NovartisBiogen, Sanofi, and Novartis are the most promising plays in the MS treatment market. Let's take a look at their most notable treatments.

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