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article from Boston globe about Tysabri

Judge orders Biogen to turn over MRIs in Tysabri case
By Jeffrey Krasner, Globe Staff | February 25, 2006

A Middlesex Superior Court judge yesterday ordered Biogen Idec Inc. to turn over MRI images of Anita Smith, a Colorado woman who died of a rare disease while participating in a clinical trial of Tysabri, the company's multiple sclerosis drug.

Smith's widower, Walter Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., last year sued the Cambridge biotechnology company and ...
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Hello from Australia

Hello everybody,

I have registed on this forum to try and find out more about my mothers disease. She was diagnosed 14 years ago (she is now 56 years old).

It was only today that it really hit home how bad my mother is. I helped my dad move them into a new house that is suitable for a wheelchair etc.

My concerns are for the next few years. She is at the stage where ...
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Testosterone Phase I Results

Bromley--this one is for you. What timing. It's an abstract from the AAN meeting in early April.

A Pilot Study of Testosterone Treatment for Men with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Nancy L. Sicotte, Barbara S. Giesser, Vinita Tandon, Barbara Steiner, Ricki Klutch, Ann Drain, David W. Shattuck, Laura Hull, Ronald Swerdloff, Torrance, CA, Rhonda R. Voskuhl, Los Angeles, CA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of testosterone treatment in men with relapsing remitting MS.

BACKGROUND: ...
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Black & Decker Jar Opener

I purchased a Black & Decker jar opener last year. Anyone with hands affected by MS, arthritis or other conditions may find this kitchen tool quite useful. I no longer have to ask my husband or sons to open jars for me. When I purchased mine, they were still quite expensive; however, I recently saw these jar openers on ebay at very reasonable prices.

Take Care!

Cindy
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Fact or fiction?

As another week ends, new visitors to this site (which covers a huge range of possible MS therapies, including abx) are re-directed to cpn-help - a site dedicated to one treatment approach. And why wouldn't new members be interested. MS is a degenerative disease and most treatments at best slow down the progress, with some treatments providing some repair / return of function (e.g. Campath - where some have experienced a small improvement in their ...
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symadex

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Tysabri article from today's WSJ

Tricky FDA Debate:
Should a Risky Drug
Be Approved Again?

By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS and SYLVIA PAGÁN WESTPHAL
February 24, 2006; Page B1

Next month, Food and Drug Administration advisers will take up one of the most difficult questions the agency ever faces: Should a promising drug that carries a known and deadly side effect still be allowed on the market?

Tysabri was seen as a life-changing drug for the nation's 400,000 multiple-sclerosis patients and ...
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Betaseron for CIS

These stories make me angry and happy at the same tiime. In the last year the CRAB manufacturers have tried to convince us that their therapies should be continued when the dreaded SP MS has been reached, there was news of a trial combining one of the beta-interferons with Copaxone, and now they want us to start them before dx of MS. That's the angry bit - they are trying to milk as much as ...
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Genomed

Dignan,

Hadn't heard of this one. I'm always wary of trial with one person. I love the bit that say's GenoMed conducts trials for free, and then charges $800 per patient per year once results have been published. What if the results say that the drug was crap and had no effect?

Ian

GenoMed Trial Results: Multiple Sclerosis - From Two Relapses a Year to None in 16 Months 23 February 2006

ST. LOUIS, GenoMed, ...
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Hormones and myelin

Sharon,

This is my be nice to Sharon week. Another article on hormones.

My advice for men on how to avoid MS - avoid EBV; don't use sunscreen; don't drink from aluminium cans; up your testosterone levels. Not sure how you achieve the last one.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resear ... eb23-2.asp


Sharon the article has a good link to all the sex hormone research.

You might remember my bald men don't get ...
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