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Genzyme wins approval of multiple sclerosis drug

Federal regulators Wednesday night gave Genzyme Corp. the go-ahead to sell a new pill to treat multiple sclerosis in the United States.

The positive ruling for the Cambridge biotechnology company’s therapy, called Aubagio, marks the Food and Drug Administration’s first approval of a Genzyme drug since French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA bought Genzyme for $20.1 billion in 2010.

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