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Tysabri

Hi, I'm new to this! discovered this site by accident.
What is the longest anyone has been on Tysabri?
I have been getting it for 7-8 years.
Thoughts?
Read more : Tysabri | Views : 248 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)


Out of control drug costs

MS drugs are expensive and getting more so every year. However, the problem of out of control drug costs is not limited to just MS drugs. It's a problem that's systemic in US health care. For example, Vertex Pharmaceuticals has developed a new drug for cystic fibrosis which has completed successful clinical trials and is pending FDA approval. Once approved, they expect to sell it for $250,000 to $300,000 / year. Note that this doesn't ...
Read more : Out of control drug costs | Views : 204 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Daily Life


Tecfidera and vitiligo

Hello. I am new to this website. Thank you for all the valuable information. I was diagnosed with RRMS 10/13. My neurologist immediately put me on Tecfidera. I was so lucky with the start up of Tecfidera. I had very few side effect and thought I can handle all this. I have been on Tecfidera now 18 months and recently my vitiligo which has been stable over 10 years has exploded all over my body. ...
Read more : Tecfidera and vitiligo | Views : 220 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)


Benefits of diagnosis?

I've decided that I'd rather not display this post anymore.
Read more : Benefits of diagnosis? | Views : 195 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Genzyme and Ablynx form MS pact

Sanofi group Genzyme and Belgian biotech Ablynx have formed a pact to investigate the latter’s nanobodies against a target that plays an important role in MS, in the hope of targeting the neurodegeneration linked with the condition.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/technology
Read more : Genzyme and Ablynx form MS pact | Views : 172 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


New insights into MS treatment

Data from two Novartis phase III clinical trials show that adding brain shrinkage (brain volume loss) to an existing tool to assess multiple sclerosis activity (m-Rio) will give a more precise prediction of the likelihood of future disability progression.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/gilenya
Read more : New insights into MS treatment | Views : 274 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Gilenya


Accessibility in the UK

What is your favourite accessible event or venue?

Tell us here or to lauram@ms-uk.org & we will list them for ‪#‎WMSD‬ ‪#‎strongerthanMS‬
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Gut bacteria could hold key

Gut bacteria could hold the key to treating conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and mental illness, scientists have said.

The trillions of intestinal bacteria affect every aspect of our health and the way we behave, say researchers.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/bacteriaandviruses
Read more : Gut bacteria could hold key | Views : 309 | Replies : 2 | Forum : General Discussion


Researchers solve MS ‘puzzle’

Evidence has long suggested multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, but researchers have been puzzled because they found the same T cells that attack the myelin sheathing around nerve cells in MS patients are present in healthy subjects as well..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/immunecells
Read more : Researchers solve MS ‘puzzle’ | Views : 453 | Replies : 7 | Forum : General Discussion


Gene linked to interferon-beta treatment

A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) reports the discovery of a genetic variant associated with a patients likelihood of responding to interferon-beta, one of the medications used in treating multiple sclerosis...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/genetics
Read more : Gene linked to interferon-beta treatment | Views : 171 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Gene Therapy


 

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