Here is the latest safety information document last update on 7/2011 . There are certain people on the internet who are determined to link this drug to so called "new findings" regarding the issue of PML and Gilenya. They stand by their information citing the most recent changes to the drug data sheet updated on 7/2011.
Here is that document for you to read yourself:
Turns out if you search that document for "PML" or "Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy" you will not find any results.
BECAUSE PML IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH GILENYA / FINGOLIMOD / FTY20.
This is why so many doctors are considering switching Tysabri patients to Gilenya if they have tested positive to the JC Virus or are nearing 24 months on therapy.
I hope that this will ease the minds of those of you looking for accurate, up-to-date information regarding this medication. Especially if you are considering this as a therapy of choice.
While there are other serious side effects related to the use of this drug, so far PML is NOT one of them.