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first PML case on tecfidera

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/ ... 9720141022

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(Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc said on Wednesday sales of its big-selling new multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera fell short of Wall Street's lofty expectations, and the company confirmed a serious brain infection in a patient who took the oral medication, sending its shares 7 percent lower.

Biogen reported the first case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in a Tecfidera patient, who ...
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Just Started Tecfidera

Hello everyone!

I just started taking Tecfidera. I was officially diagnosed this August after an MRI showed two areas of inflammation. This is day 2 of the medication.

I wanted to wait to see if I would have any of the side effects I'd been hearing about and...so far, so good. I set the alarm on my smart phone to remind me to take it at 8am and 8pm. I believe I haven't had any ...
Read more : Just Started Tecfidera | Views : 47 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Regimens


Promising research targeting progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Canadian collaboration advances promising research targeting progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Development of new therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is getting a boost this fall as the first project funded through the MS Society of Canada-Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) collaboration is launched. The study, which was selected from over thirty applications from around the world, will be led by Canadian researcher Dr. Craig Moore (Memorial University, Newfoundland). The six-month project will identify and ...
Read more : Promising research targeting progressive Multiple Sclerosis | Views : 61 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


Study explores link between MS and uveitis

A joint study by researchers from Germany and the US has found that nearly 60% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and uveitis were diagnosed with each condition within five years.... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/msetiology
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zinc and copper

bit confused about taking zinc and copper. First can they be taken together? and should they be taken separately if possible? I ask because lots of supplements combine them yet i thought they compete with each other. Are they synergestic taken together? I see this board recommend 50/2 but most of the information on the net says 10:1 combo. Any clarification, thanks.
Read more : zinc and copper | Views : 60 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Natural Approach


im 23 years old, female looking for answers

Hello, I am coming on here first to thank you for reading my post and also tell you all how strong you are and I pray there will be a cure.

I am 23 years old, female, around 125 lbs and 5'7 and half. I am not very active and don't eat the best but i have been changing my eating habits over the past few months.

Basically I am scared i have ALS, no ...
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Paralysed man a walks again after pioneering surgery

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

Medical team regrow cells of patient’s severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.

Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured ...
Read more : Paralysed man a walks again after pioneering surgery | Views : 173 | Replies : 6 | Forum : General Discussion


Suspicion of MS after Wegener's Granulomatosis

Hi all!

I'm writing on behalf of my wife who's been diagnosed with WG a bit over a year ago. She started with joint pain and swelling in her lower limbs, and a possibly related ear infection although not for sure.

She's been doing quite well on prednisone lowering the dose and Imuran. She got diagnosed very early so the doctor decided for a milder approach.

A few weeks ago a few things happened at ...
Read more : Suspicion of MS after Wegener's Granulomatosis | Views : 60 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Undiagnosed


FDA approves label change for oral MS drug Aubagio

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genzyme’s application to include new information about its multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide (Aubagio) on its label.

The new labeling content is efficacy and safety data from two Phase III trials of the drug. One trial, a study known as TOPIC is described in the Sept., 2014 issue of The Lancet Neurology. In it Aaron Miller, MD and colleagues report that in 618 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients assigned ...
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Study suggests vaccines do not appear to increase risk of MS

Scientists looked at about 4,700 people who received vaccines against hepatitis B (Hep B) and the human papillomavirus (HPV), and found no long-term risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) or similar nervous-system diseases...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/vaccinations
Read more : Study suggests vaccines do not appear to increase risk of MS | Views : 86 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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