Category Archives: MS Breaking News

MS Breaking News

Been an interesting week here as I battle the wonderful world of managed care with one goal in mind…precertification!  Without it, Tysabri infusions will not occur. Meanwhile, I received an alarming email I had to share.  MultipleSclerosis News Today headlined: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/blog/2016/08/15/cvs-drops-big-name-ms-drugs-from-2017-formulary/. I personally have CVS Caremark and verified the truth behind this article.   It …

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MS Breaking News…

Exciting news!  Check out below article discussing the potential treatment for progressing MS, Ocrelizumab.   Hope is alive!  Enjoy your day!   FDA Grants ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ Designation to Genentech’s Ocrelizumab for PPMS  

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MS Breaking News ~ Recruiting RRMSers & PPMSers

It’s that time again, MSConnections E-Letter.  Check out below and see if this might be a good fit for you and you live in one of the research states.  This fascinates me.  There has to be a connection between MS and pregnancies.  During pregnancies, Moms truly remit from all aspects of the disease.  Following birth, …

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MS Breaking News ~ Recruiting PPMSers

Hope you had a nice weekend! I received my E-Newsletter from the NMSS this weekend.  I always find their newsletter informative, particularly the “MS news and alert” segment.  You may find the below Phase II clinical trial information for Progressive MSers of interest.  Current recruiting sites can be found at this link: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT01982942?show_locs=Y#locn  So much …

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UPDATE: LIKE and SHARE ~ Support MS Research

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!   Great news from the Myelin Repair Foundation!  They reached their goal! The power of social media! (post below) This organization’s goal is to discover treatments for repairing myelin.  Important cause. The posts from patients, family and friends on their FB page are heart breaking.  Instant reminder to count my blessings each and ever day …

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MS Breaking News

What a week it’s been with MS News.  This is so exciting for MS patients taking Copaxone.  New injectable schedule – 3x per week!  No more daily injections!  You’ll love this regimen.  I know I do with Rebif! New Copaxone Dosing Approved for Fewer Injections (provided by MSAA:  www.mymsaa.org) January 29, 2014 On January 28, …

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MS Breaking News ~ Neuroprotective Repair

Hot off the press…MRF (Myelin Repair Foundation) and the NIH (National Institute of Health) will begin to study MRF-008, an oral, generic agent, identified by MRF “as a potential neuroprotective therapeutic to enhance repair in multiple sclerosis patients.” There is H.O.P.E ! News Release – Myelin Repair Foundation SARATOGA, Calif. – January 27, 2014 The Myelin Repair …

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MS Breaking News

Does Vitamin D play a role in MS?  Many neurologists and researchers believe so.  Positive results supporting the potential benefits of Vitamin D were presented and discussed at the 2013 ECTRIMS Copenhagen Conference.  Discuss with your neurologist about Vitamin D.  He most likely will request blood work to obtain your current Vitamin D levels prior …

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ECTRIMS 13′ Recap

As we head into the weekend, grab a cup of coffee and explore ECTRIMS 2013 recap:  https://onlinelibrary.ectrims-congress.eu/ectrims  You will need to register before exploring. WARNING…this may consume your weekend!  🙂 The ECTRIMS Online Library has conveniently archived the entire conference offering an opportunity to tap into areas that specifically interest you.  Researchers and physicians from …

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“Halting MS to Be Focus at Meeting” Update~

An update for the ECTRIMS 2013 Conference in Denmark:                                                                                             …

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