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Biogen deal for PML

from the Boston Globe

Alnylam, Biogen to partner on brain disease treatment
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Cambridge said it will collaborate with Biogen Idec Inc. to develop a treatment for a rare brain disease found in three patients taking Biogen Idec's multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri. Alnylam said Biogen Idec, also of Cambridge, would fund research to find a treatment for the disease, progressive multifocal encephalopathy. Alnylam will receive $5 million upfront and could earn up ...
Read more : Biogen deal for PML | Views : 4541 | Replies : 24 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


Prozac (fluoxetine) & neurogenesis ?

I followed an old article found here, that i raised a question on in the thread http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-18723.html, and kept on hitting research that found that Prozac and related drugs caused new neurons to be made. I am guessing with prozacs proliferation, that some people here could have been on it at some time.

My question is, did you notice anything?

Although most if not all talk is on the hippocampus specifically.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=31697
Dr Anthony Hannan ...
Read more : Prozac (fluoxetine) & neurogenesis ? | Views : 3141 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Regimens


Desipramine & levetiracetam, anyone?

A few months back now, a member here (OddDuck) wrote an article regarding these two drugs. Has anyone tried either of these two drugs? in particular the Desipramine?

You can find the article i am speaking of at http://www.thisisms.com/article124.html
Read more : Desipramine & levetiracetam, anyone? | Views : 1995 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Regimens


Oral Cladribine

Serono's Oral Cladribine for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Awarded Fast Track Status by FDA

Serono announced today that oral cladribine has been designated a Fast Track product by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation covers patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
Serono's proprietary oral formulation of cladribine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis is currently being evaluated in a multi-center, multi-national Phase III study, CLARITY (CLAdRIbine Tablets Treating MS ...
Read more : Oral Cladribine | Views : 1730 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


Nicotiamide - B3 - may help MS...

Jeez, I hope this is true... Seems legit...

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=20211
Read more : Nicotiamide - B3 - may help MS... | Views : 3279 | Replies : 21 | Forum : General Discussion


I need opinions!

Truthful, heartfelt, from your gut opinions.

Tovaxin trial: Would you/wouldn't you? why/why not?

I've been contacted. I qualify. They want me.

I'm not sure if I'm prepared to be a guinea pig...

I'm also not sure if I'm prepared to live with not giving it a try...

Thanks for your input. :)
Read more : I need opinions! | Views : 1270 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


Double dosing

If a drug doesn't work that well - the solution is to double the dose! But this doesn't apply to Copaxone.

http://www.msanswers.ca/QuestionView.aspx?L=2&QID=241
Read more : Double dosing | Views : 1140 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion


FTY720 Hype

Although I long for the day when I can pop a pill to treat my so called MS, what is the real benefit? I hate injections, so yes, this is a benefit, no more injections, but here are some things to think about:

1. MRI enhancing lesion reduction -- This doesn't correspond to disease activity, why do they insist on using this as a valid metric of effectiveness???

2. "The annualized relapse rate was reduced ...
Read more : FTY720 Hype | Views : 1261 | Replies : 6 | Forum : General Discussion


Exercise and MS

Apparently exercise is good for people with MS! Would have never guessed that. Lucky there were four researchers to conduct a study.



http://www.msif.org/go.rm?id=14520
Read more : Exercise and MS | Views : 1212 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion


Lyrica in Europe

Pfizer's Lyrica(R) Approved in Europe for Difficult-to-Treat Nerve Pain
Lyrica's neuropathic pain indication broadened to include central nerve pain.


Central nerve pain is associated with conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis - A robust and unprecedented clinical program involving more than 10,000 patients supports Lyrica's efficacy and safety in treating a broad range of neurological disorders - Medical Expert: 'Physicians will be in a better position to manage a whole host ...
Read more : Lyrica in Europe | Views : 889 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion


 

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