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CRABS- the drugs not the bugs

What do you think is the rough number of the people using any of the CRAB drugs world wide for their MS?
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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: ... 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 ... TU4Wj.html

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


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 ... 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. ... 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...
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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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