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CNS in focus

We focus on delivering solutions to patients and healthcare professionals via medicines and services for central nervous system disorders with a strong emphasis on multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

CNS for healthcare professionalsWe concentrate on supporting the NHS in managing long-term conditions like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Our aim is to work in partnership to develop joined-up care through Joint Working projects, to improve patient outcomes and enhance patient experience, and also to offer value for money. That might be through medicines optimisation, quality improvement, pathway redesign or improvement, innovation or identifying cost efficiencies.

Within Teva’s CNS medicines we have Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) injection for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and is available as a 20mg daily injection or as a 40mg three times weekly injection, and Azilect® (rasagiline) tablets which is for the treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults and affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide.1 MS affects around 100,000 people in the UK.2 In the majority of patients, the disease is of the relapsing-remitting form (RRMS),3 which is manifested by relapses and slow progression of the disease that can affect the functioning of multiple systems.

Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 20mg

Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 40mg

Parkinson’s disease

An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease.7 Or, in other words, one person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 127,000 people in the UK.8 There's currently no cure, but medicines and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.

Azilect® (rasagiline)

Further support for healthcare professionals

Further support for healthcare professionals
  • For factual scientific-based information about Copaxone® or Azilect® you can contact our Medical Information Service via e-mail medinfo@tevauk.com or call 0207 540 7117
  • Further information, including Prescribing Information for Copaxone® or Azilect® is available from the Copaxone® or Azilect® pages
  • You can also request a visit from the Key Account Manager here

Joint Working

Joint Working

Our Joint Working projects help the NHS and healthcare professionals deliver improved patient outcomes. Our Joint Working projects are available on our Joint Working pages.

To discuss potential Joint Working opportunities with Teva within CNS you can contact us and a representative from Teva will be in touch. 

1 https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/prevalence-and-incidence-multiple-sclerosis [accessed 15.03.16].

2 http://www.mssociety.org.uk/what-is-ms [accessed 15.03.16].

3 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg186/chapter/introduction [accessed 15.03.16].

4 Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 20mg Summary of Product Characteristics.

5 Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 40mg Summary of Product Characteristics.

6 Khan O et al. Ann Neurol 2013: 73; 705–713.

7 http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_statistics [accessed 15.03.16].

8 http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/what-parkinsons [accessed 15.03.16].

9 Azilect® (rasagiline) Summary of Product Characteristics.

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