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pressure sores, WC bound

Well, what can be done to reduce the pressure from sitting on your bum all day... when "moving around" is not an option?? :roll:
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"60 Minutes" article on potential cancer cure

As a fan of the CBS program, "60 Minutes," I was watching Sunday evening and caught this item:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/ ... tpop_story

It offers hope for a cancer cure. Perhaps this will be our year for one in MS?
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FTY720 Phase 2 extension results

Novartis's FTY720 cuts multiple sclerosis attacks

ZURICH, April 15 (Reuters) - Novartis AG's (NOVN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research) once-daily FTY720 pill reduced the number of attacks suffered by patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) after three years, according to data presented on Tuesday.

Nearly three-quarter of patients taking a 5 milligram dose of FTY720, and 68 percent on a 1.25 mg dose, remained free of attacks after three years, Novartis said in a statement.

"All of the ...
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Rituxan Joins List That Fail for Severe Form of MS

Wall Street Journal April 15th 2008

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB1 ... TU4Wj.html

Rituxan Joins List of Treatments That Fail for Severe Form of MS

By KEITH J. WINSTEIN

April 15, 2008; Page B9

Rituxan, a top-selling drug from Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc., failed to slow the course of the most severe form of multiple sclerosis in a large study, the companies said.

The findings make Rituxan at least the sixth ...
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Phase I/II Data presented at the AAN

http://www.centredaily.com/business/tec ... 26680.html



Opexa Therapeutics Presents Tovaxin Phase I/II Data at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting


THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company involved in the development and commercialization of cell therapies, today announced that Brian Loftus, M.D., of Bellaire Neurology and the Principal Investigator of the Tovaxin Phase I/II studies, presented data titled "Autologous Attenuated T-Cell Vaccine (Tovaxin(R)) Dose Escalation in ...
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Tysabri data at AAN

Some good news on Tysabri - no more PML case identified.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j13 ... 3&w=464753

I saw that the share price for Elan and Biogen had gone up today because of the positive data. Maybe it's time for Harry Z to sell his shares in both companies and donate his profit to Lori who is organising a party in Florida.

:) Ian
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Tysabri $8,913??????

I just had my first Tysabri infusion a few weeks ago and I got a bill from the hospital. They are charging my insurance $8, 841 and they are charging me $415.00. Is this correct? From what I've read the cost is $2,500-$4500, this seems like a lot to charge per month. What are others being charged?
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Rituxan Fails PPMS Trial

Terrible news for those of us suffering from primary progressive. I'm beyond words...

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080414/20080414006526.html?.v=1
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hello

Hi. My husband has MS. I just wanted some outside advice from people with MS on what I can do to help him as his wife. Also i am ordering the swank diet book we are gonna try it. So if anyone has feedback on that it would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks so much. :)
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Sent my records to JH

Talked to Carrie today, she said she will call me back next week to let me know if I am a good canidate. Carrie said since they are doing this off label they are treating people who they feel will benefit the most.

Waiting is the hardest part. :(
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