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It's BACK!!!!!!!!

US OKs resumed sales of Biogen and Elan's Tysabri


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp. won permission on Monday to resume sales of their multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, which was withdrawn last year after it was linked to a rare but potentially fatal brain disease, U.S. regulators said.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tysabri must be sold under a restricted distribution plan to minimize chances of harm. Tysabri should be ...
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What's normal???

John had one bout in 1998 of optic neuritis and then up to 2004 he had mini symptoms that no one ever connected to MS. His last main bout was Aug 2004 when he went lame and had pins and needles. That corrected in June of 2005. I'm knocking on wood as I write this :D but since 2004 we have really had nothing other than ...
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SC12267

Here's a drug from German company 4SC AG.
http://www.dvcg.de/gb/news/portfolio_presse.asp?artikel=504

Martinsried – 4SC AG, a drug discovery and development company specialising in research and development of therapeutic agents, announced today that they have successfully concluded Phase I studies for the small molecule product candidate SC12267 for treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. A safe and well tolerated dose was determined in these studies, which did not cause any relevant side effects ...
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Psychiatric Conditions Other Than

Psychiatric Conditions Other Than Depression Common in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Presented at ENS
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Sleep disorders occurred in 82% of the patients. Significant obsessive-compulsive symptoms were seen in 75%, and 67% had some form of eating disorder.

Depression was present in 61%, so it exceeded many experts' estimates even if it was not the most common single condition in this study, Dr. Pires-Baranta said. Anxiety occurred in 43% and 57% of patients had somatization symptoms. ...
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Apolioprotein E

I'm happy about anything that mentions neuroprotection..

: J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Jun 1; Links

Apolipoprotein E-derived peptides ameliorate clinical disability and inflammatory infiltrates into the spinal cord in a murine model of multiple sclerosis.

Li FQ, Sempowski GD, McKenna SE, Laskowitz DT, Colton CA, Vitek MP.

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.

Apolipoprotein E (apoE), well known to play a role in lipid transport and ...
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Still Not Done Yet

I have been following the Wheldon protocol for the last year and a half and recently stopped full time treatment. A week ago, I wrote to David describing my experience since stopping full-time, antibiotic treatment.

I wrote, "Well, I've been off antibiotics since April 15 and in the last couple of weeks, I've noticed a few problems creeping back. I have been experiencing more violent spasms(worst in two years) in my legs with increased frequency ...
Read more : Still Not Done Yet | Views : 8527 | Replies : 22 | Forum : Regimens


Tysabri back soon

The Sunday Times says that Tysabri might get FDA approval this week.

Sorry to spoil you Sunday lunch HarryZ :lol: Perhaps you could turn your attention to Rituxan or Dacluzimab.

The article says that Tysabri will be $23,000 a year. About as much as Harry takes each month from the dividends from his Biogen shares. :lol:

Ian


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Article from Psychology/Psychiatry News

An article on the need for new treatments for cognitive disorders in MS and other neurological disorders .

Drug Therapies For Cognitive Disorders - Rehabilitating The Brain
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Neurology / NeuroscienceParkinson's DiseaseMultiple Sclerosis


Main Category: Psychology / Psychiatry News
Article Date: 02 Jun 2006 - 22:00pm (PDT)

Cognitive disorders, such as Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), various dementias, epilepsy, vascular disorders and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), exert a heavy burden ...
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Just want to say Hi

Hello, I just want to introduce myself.

My name is Barb and I was diagnosed in May of 2003. I have been on Rebif since. It seems to be doing it's job the last MRI I had showed no progression....Yeah! I am SPMS so that was great news.............

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, as we battle this MonSTER! There are good days and bad, however I feel every day ...
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Tovaxin anyone???

Hi everyone

Bromley had said that there was going to be a "poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) at the San Francisco Marriott on June 3, 2006." That would be today :) . Does annyone have any info on that or is it too early for that?? What can I say, I am anxious. I am ...
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