Push for Australia to provide multiple sclerosis treatment

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Push for Australia to provide multiple sclerosis treatment

Postby MSUK » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:05 am

Patients who have used stem cell therapy to reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis are lobbying the Federal Government to provide the treatment in Australia.

A European trial has achieved a 95 per cent success rate, but Australian hospitals are reluctant to use it..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/stemcells
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Re: Push for Australia to provide multiple sclerosis treatme

Postby Pesho » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:16 pm

I have the same problem in Bulgaria. It turns out that HSCT is performed on a regular basis here..., for other conditions. And by law I cannot even pay for the procedure to be performed in a hospital because it is not a recognized treatment for MS?!? They make like 30 or even more HSCT's in just a single hospital per year and have made only two for MS until now. Right now searching for options how to get it done and I think fighting bureaucracy will be harder than the transplantation itself :(. And of course not a single doctor told me about the hospital, a friend in the pharmaceutical business found out after just 2 hours research and the proper connections. Even if the price is as like in Russia, 40 000$, I will still save money from travel and accommodation and even some costs can be covered by my health insurance.
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