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

Assistance to MS Patients with Insurance Co-payments

Interesting info from an other messageboard.

MS ActiveSource and MS Patients For Choice

In the next week or so, people can call MS ActiveSource at 1-800-456-2255, give them a ZIP Code, and they will be able to provide contact information for a couple of nearby TOUCH-enrolled neurologists and infusion centers. I was told ten days ago that this was being put in place, but it is still not quite ready. Today, I received an email ...
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Who gets tysabri in the US?


We recently received information from our hospital here in Sweden that Tysabri only will be administered to those patients that have a severe version of RRMS. I am very interested in knowing what the strategy for administering tysabri in the US is? Is it for all RRMS sufferers or do they make a disticntion in the deegree of severity?

I guess I am looking for arguments to influence those in charge of the policy ...
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Getting appointments for Infusions

I know this has been going on with other posts in this forum. Just thought I would start a new thread so others may see. If you haven't been keeping up on the "Extremely Restless" thread, you are unaware that there are problems to actually getting your Tysabri appointments set up.
Here is Gary's latest update:
Nurse of Neuro called this morning. They are setting up MRI's of the brain for everyone trying for the ...
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Extremely Restless

Is anyone scheduled to get Tysabri this month?
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Tysabri article

Tysabri article. Me thinks that Harry Z might have penned this.
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For a newbie, this is so overhwelming..... :cry:
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Update: you may or may not know

I spoke with our DR about setting up appt on infusion. The DR in Memphis is awaiting training to be certified. I call the 800# for financial assistance, just getting everything ready. Was told that Tysabri is not commercially available yet, but will be most likely this month. They are awaiting approval from the FDA on training materials for the infusion sites so they can turn around and certify them. Looks like last of July ...
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Appointment for First Infusion?

Has anyone set up their appointment for the first Tysabri infusion yet?
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Tysabri in Europe

TYSABRI(R) Receives Approval in European Union for the Treatment of Relapsing Remitting Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

Biogen Idec and Elan Corporation, plc today announced that they received approval from the European Commission to market TYSABRI(R) (natalizumab) as a treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) to delay the progression of disability and reduce the frequency of relapses. TYSABRI is indicated as a single disease modifying therapy in highly active relapsing remitting MS for patients with ...
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