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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 ~ House Approves $10M in MS Research

Exciting news!  The National MS Society Advocacy Action Network (msactivist@nmss.org) has just released:  “U.S. House of Representatives approves $10 million in MS research.” Both civilian and DOD researchers are hard at work with the ultimate goal:  Cure MS!  Next stop?  Obtain approval from the Senate for this import victory! “Count Your Blessings”    

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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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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

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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MS Breaking News

Promoting Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis – An Interview on rHIgM22 (content provided by brainblogger.com, written by Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS) Exciting news for MSers!  Renowned Mayo Clinic and Acorda (makers of Ampyra – oral symptom management option for MSers with gait issues) are hard at work enrolling patients for their Phase 1 …

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