Personally, I don't think MS pays much if any attention to these drugs and does what it wants and when it wants to.
Then how do you explain this post from today from another message board ?
" Just called the Metro Infusion Center near my home; one of 10 MIC offices in the Chicago market. They are among the "official" centers for Tysabri infustions in the Chicago area.
Had a chance to chat with the director there. Very sharp woman, very upbeat and knowledgeable. Herewith is some of the conversation as best I can recall.
Their centers infused Tysabri on the first go round; about 3-4 months before it was pulled from the market. She said they had about 70 patients. Most ALL of them derived TREMENDOUS results in just the 3-4 infusions they had. She mentioned a woman who had been wheelchair bound, and in three months painted 4 rooms in her house! Almost all patients benefitted from Tysabri - amazing results.
When she realized I was knowledgeable about the whole Tysabri saga, and the current status of what is going on, she opened up further. She indicated that most of her 70 patients were floored by having the drug pulled. Many told her they would go to Mexico, Canada, wherever - to get the drug.
Now that it is back on the market - most if not all of the 70 former patients are banging down the door - and many new ones as well. They all know the risk, she said, and feel very comfortable that the TOUCH program has been created to make it even more safe.
She said that MS patients are a very special breed; extremely well informed about their condition, and what is available to help. She is a huge believer in Tysabri, and suspects that their clinics here in the Chicago area are going to be very busy in the months and years ahead administering Tysabri.
Personally gang, I have derived so much knowledge about my investment from this board; but this 5 minute phone call to a hands-on Tysabri professional in my community has just DOUBLED my already strong conviction about my investment in ELN. I am psyched for me, I am psyched for my fellow ELN longs, and I am psyched for the MS patients.
This is NO bullshit - you may want to find an infusion center in your community and see what you can find out. "