Teva donates $100,000 to National MS Society in honor of Jack Osbourne

Osbourne, diagnosed with MS in 2012, to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

FRAZER, Pa. — The participation of reality TV star Jack Osbourne in "Dancing with the Stars" has garnered recognition and a donation from a drug maker.

Teva Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it would donate $100,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to recognize Osbourne's decision to compete in the show. Osbourne, the son of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and a television host and producer, was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS last year. Teva is the maker of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), an injectable drug for the disease.

"Our goals align — the ongoing support of and commitment to the MS community — and for Teva, that commitment dates back more than 20 years," Teva VP and general manager for CNS Mike Derkacz said. "We are proud to make this donation to the National MS Society and recognize the great work they do for people who live with MS and RRMS, like Jack Osbourne."


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