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A board to discuss the newly-released drug Tysabri, (formerly known as Antegren) as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

No definite melanoma link for Tysabi...

Australian regulator finds no definite melanoma link for Tysabri

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) revealed today that it is monitoring reports of melanoma in patients being treated with natalizumab and encourages consumers and health professionals to report all such cases....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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Tysabri is a dangerous drug

Brief background, I used to work in the FDA program that handled drugs monitored under the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy program. The FDA requires that if a death (or adverse event) arises from the drug, it must be reported. BUT, they do not require the drug companies to proactively obtain that information. So the only way we recorded death info is if the doctor causally calls about ordering forms, and just so happens to ...
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PML Cases now reach 439!

Last month the number of Biogen reported Tysabri related cases jumped by 9 making the new total 439. Don't know if any more deaths are included in this number. Unfortunately, it just isn't getting any better.

http://chefarztfrau.de/?page_id=716
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Efficacy and safety of natalizumab in multiple sclerosis

Efficacy and safety of natalizumab in multiple sclerosis: interim observational programme results

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical trials established the efficacy and safety of natalizumab. Data are needed over longer periods of time and in the clinical practice setting..... Read More -http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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HIV drug may help in PML

A relatively simple way to make progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) more survivable appears to have worked in a multiple sclerosis patient taking natalizumab (Tysabri)....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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PML cases now reach 430

Latest "reported" cases of PML has risen by 7 last month to 430. Not known if any more related deaths.

http://chefarztfrau.de/?page_id=716
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PML cases now reach 423

PML cases have jumped 5 more from last month...up to 523. Not known if any additional deaths took place.
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Rebound

I'm new to the forum but I'm currently on tecfidera and have been on it for 4 months. I was on Gilenya and didn't have any relapses but decided to change after a year because of hair loss and headaches. As soon as I came off Gilenya I had major relapse transitioning to tecfidera. It took me almost two months to recover from this last relapse. I regret coming off Gilenya now but my Doc ...
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Tysabri to start soon......

My neuro wants me to start Tysabri. I have done all kinds of research and read on this page. My thoughts have been scrambled on this issue for days. I just had JC bloodtests. He said his paitents both JC + and - are on it. I've Bernard on Copaxone, tecfidera and avonex and been sicker to different degrees on them. Life is too short to be sick 5 out of 7 days a week. ...
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relapse or something worse?

Hello all, I am brand new to the community. I was diagnosed with relapse/remitting MS in 2008. After a year or so on Copaxone, I got lazy and stopped taking the drug and my doc put me on Tysabri about two and a half years ago. All was going well until may/june of this year when I went in for my treatments every five weeks instead of the standard four week schedule. I did this ...
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