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A board to discuss the soon-to-be released drug Campath as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Anyone's insurance paid for Campath outside of a trile?

My Doctor has prescribed Campath in order to stabilize my MS? I have heard of only a few insurances that have paid for the treatment since it is not FDA approved at this point.
If your insurance did approve Campath how did you do it?
If your insurance did not approve Campath, how much were you out of pocket per year?
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User's experience update

Hi

I haven't posted on here for quite a while. I can't quite believe that it's been 4 years since I posted. Campath seems to have come a long way since then, but has a little further to go. I understand that if all goes well with Phase III, it might be approved in 2011-12.

If anyone is still following my MS story, I've updated the site again recently.
I also notice that I originally ...
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ITP autoimmune disease treatment found

ITP is a serious sideffect that can occure during Campath treatment.
Sciencedaily

--Frank
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Receiving Campath before it is approved for ms?

I may be mistaken but I think I heard of some people being prescribed Rituxan in the past to treat their ms even if it hasn't been officially approved for ms yet. I know that Campath can have some pretty serious potential side effects. My question is; do you think someone could ever be able to receive a prescription for Campath before it is officially approved for ms?


I do not qualify to be in ...
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Teen getting Campath

Dear all,

I am currently in southern Spain for a long weekend. Weather is lovely c. 22C / 75F. Sitting on the beach reading my newspaper this morning I see the following story about Campath. I hope this young woman sees the good results I have seen.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories ... -20054853/

I´m thinking of you all in freezing cold north America (with the exception of Lori in Florida).

Just think ...
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Campath results at ECTRIMS

A couple of Campath results reported at ECTRIMS. I think there will be some more, but the abstracts are not yet available.

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Phase III trials start

Genzyme and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany Announce Start of Phase 3 Program with Alemtuzumab for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis 26 September 2007

Genzyme Corporation and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany today announced that the first patient has been treated in the first of two planned Phase 3 trials examining the safety and efficacy of alemtuzumab for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The CARE-MS I trial (Comparison of Alemtuzumab and Rebif Efficacy in ...
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Phase II trial resumes

Genzyme gets OK to resume testing of MS drug 17 May 2007

Patient in trial died of bleeding in the brain.

The Food and Drug Administration will allow Genzyme Corp. to continue human tests of a new multiple sclerosis drug that caused a fatal bleeding disease in one trial patient, the company said yesterday.

The drug, Campath, is a cancer treatment that has showed promise as a once-a-year infusion for multiple sclerosis patients.

Compared ...
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camapth trials in Australia?

hello everyone i was on betaferon but developed anti bodies so was asked to go on a trial to try and "flip" the antibodies my antibodies did not "flip" so my neuroligist put me on capaxone have been on it for nearly 12 months and every four weeks or so i keep getting immediate post injection reaction with dizziness,heart palpitations and difficulty breathing.I am just so over this whole MS thing!!!!! doesnt it know that ...
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David's story

Dear all,

When I was first diagnosed in May 2004, I came across articles on Campath on the UK MS Society website. There was a link to a patient with very active RRMS (David's story) who set out his experience. His diary ended pretty much after his second infusion. Two years on, he has provided an update - set out below. He seems to be doing well.

Of course it is only one person's experience ...
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