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A new multiple sclerosis drug from Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration — a decision that may help Bristol shareholders before patients, STAT explains. The once-daily pill, to be sold under the brand name Zeposia, enters a multiple sclerosis treatment market crowded with entrenched rival medicines. But with people at risk of coronavirus infections and the health care system struggling, Bristol says the “responsible course of action” is to delay a formal commercial launch until the crisis subsides.

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