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Clinical Trials and Health Insurance

A question for anybody that's participated in a trial or looked into one. Did you have to coordinate with your health insurance company? What was their policy? For instance, if the drug being tested caused some health problem, would the insurance company cover treatment for it?

Recently, I've been thinking about joining a study, and my insurance carrier said they would need to see information on it so they can pre-certify. I was told that ...
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Sativex longterm-effective in MS related pain

Cannabis-based Multiple Sclerosis drug, Sativex, shows long-term efficacy
08 September 2008

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc announced today that a study of its cannabis-based pain killer Sativex has shown long-term efficacy in the treatment of neuropathic pain due to multiple sclerosis.

It is the first time that the long-term effectiveness of the drug had been demonstrated in a so-called placebo-controlled study, where it is tested against a dummy drug.

The news is also significant for the company ...
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Hi from California

I love this website!

My uncle has secondary-progressive MS. He was being treated with chemotherapy with Mitazantrone, but had to stop the treatments because they were damaging his heart. I joined the website to help him stay informed about new treatments for SPMS.
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MS World Congress

Is anyone going to be attending the MS World Congress in Montreal next week? Neurologists from around the world are all meeting up to discuss and give lectures about current and prospective MS treatments. I think anyone can register and go.

Here's the link to the MS World Congress website:
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Relief for Burning Leg?

Hi All~

I've been posting here a bit over the last few weeks. My partner was diagnosed with MS back in February and he is currently on (and doing well with) Copaxone. In any event, the one constant symptom he has is a burning/painful right leg. He doesn't want to go on any prescription meds for it at this time as he doesn't find it to be debilitating, but we are curious about any supplements ...
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Gluten and trace mineral absorption

Found this interesting tidbit on a site which in general, I really agree with on so many levels. Some interesting thoughts, although not well-cited as are many other sections of that site...

Gluten Intolerance
One of the causes of magnesium deficiency is a diet high in grains, such as wheat, that have phytic acid. Phytic acid binds magnesium making it unavailable to the body. Wheat is an arid crop. It does not grow, and subsequently ...
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Opexa Data Presentation

Top-Line Data from Opexa’s Phase IIb Tovaxin® Study to be Presented at World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

Novel T-Cell Vaccine Being Evaluated as Patient-Specific Treatment for MS

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXA), a company dedicated to the development of patient-specific cellular therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes, today announced that top-line data from the company’s Phase IIb study of Tovaxin® will ...
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participating in drugs trials - thoughts?

I have just discovered a local company that are doing trials of new MS drugs and are looking for participants (paying nice money too). What are your thoughts. Has anyone been involved in trials? What are the risks?

Failing that they will still pay money for my blood! I finally found an upside to MS!
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Reactivation ?

Hi , just wondering if any pf the patients that have had this treatment AND copaxone relapsed ?

This is the data I REALLY want see

It's going to be quite interesting to see what happens, because copax was rock solid in preventing an MS "like" disease in mice.

Intersesting times abound

Read more : Reactivation ? | Views : 4368 | Replies : 20 | Forum : Revimmune (cyclophosphamide or cytoxan)

Anyone currently trying 4-Ap?

Since my greatest disability is walking I decided to give 4-Ap or aminopyridine a try for some symptomatic relief. It was prescribed for me at the dose of 5mg TID. Has anyone had any luck with it? How long did it take to notice a change? I just swallowed the first pill today so I know I have to be patient.
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