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Monday

 

Misinformation about MS and treatments is easier to find in the age of the internet and harder to combat

 

Jack Osbourne credited the low-carb Paleo diet for helping him manage his multiple sclerosis and fueling his recent 70-pound weight loss



















Jack Osbourne credited the low-carb Paleo diet for helping him manage his multiple sclerosis and fueling his recent 70-pound weight loss.

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Most vulnerable often victimized by 'helpers' | The Columbus Dispatch

















Jim Minwegen’s world is what he can see from the hospital bed parked in the living room of his Grandview Heights apartment. 
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Biogen MS blockbuster Tecfidera earns high marks for safety - FiercePharma

 

Stem Cells Stop the Train of MS Damage in Mice | Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum

Sunday

 

Bike tour to raise money for MS




























Phil Ray used to bicycle 50 miles from Lincoln to Omaha, Neb., play tennis in the morning, play volleyball in the afternoon, and bike back to Lincoln in the evening.
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WOW! THIS IS BEING BUILT FOR MSers: "A three-floor, 48-unit housing complex designed to serve people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis"

 

MS Wars: Hope, Science and the Internet - The Nature of Things

















Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease, and there is no cure. Then, a radical new theory appears to offer hope to patients.
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Scientists have discovered that the nerve pathways between the gut and the brain that cause this phenomenon may also be linked to degenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS)

 

Researchers have traced the pattern of cognitive impairment of MSers.





















The study, by investigators from the Kessler Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic, followed the patients over 18 years.


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Saturday

 

Roche and Inception create multiple sclerosis-focused joint venture

 

Doctors allowed to prescribe medical cannabis for MSers to use

 

The Repair Stem Cells Institute Launches Low Cost Stem Cell Treatments for MSers

 

Singer uses ketogenic version of Paleo low carb diet for multiple sclerosis

 

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could Ease Chemo Patient Pain

Friday

 

Singer Chad Vaccarino of the duo A Great Big World is treating his multiple sclerosis with the Paleo diet, saying the gluten-free eating plan has reversed most of his symptoms, ABC News reported

 

Modifying disability in progressive multiple sclerosis

 

Heartbreak for Irish model who wed Turkish superstar in MS scare

 

FDA to Reconsider Marijuana's Schedule 1 Status

 

6 REASONS WHY MSers SHOULD DO YOGA

Yoga, often considered a languid non-sport or a hippie workout by many, may surprise you with its ability to strengthen, tone, rehabilitate and de-stress. The fact is, yoga is for everyone and it can help enhance virtually every aspect of your life.
1. Yoga is arguably the best workout for cross training
There are a lot of physical benefits to yoga and regular sessions will absolutely improve your motor skills. But yoga, above all, helps improve balance and flexibility, making it the perfect cross training workout for every sport. The routine stretching that extends to an hour or more at your own pace helps prevent injury that may be caused by overworked muscles or lack of conditioning.
2. It complements physical therapy
Studies show that yoga aids treatments to arthritis, blood pressure, back pains, carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, insomnia and more. Yoga to a body is like oil to a machine – it keeps the body from being rusty and keeps it running in smoothly.
3. It increases your mental focus
Breathing exercises, meditation and the concentration involved in holding asanas help build mental clarity and focus. Stress begins in the mind, and this is what yoga helps to eliminate.

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Thursday

 

VIDEO: Courage and Caution -- My Battle with MS

This is a profile of Garth McLean, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996 and manages his disease through the practice of Iyengar yoga.
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Roche, Versant, Inception create 'build-to-buy' MS biotech

 

Why A Great Big World Singer Revealed He Has MS

 

Denver Nurse’s Family Has Fought MS Time And Time Again

 

Program Description: Renowned cornet virtuoso Jim Klages was at the height of his career when he was diagnosed with MS

 

Reduce your risk for MS

 

Movement Strategies for Maintaining Standing Balance during Arm Tracking in People with Multiple Sclerosis | Journal of Neurophysiology

 

Immune reconstitution and treatment response in multiple sclerosis following Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)

Wednesday

 

MY JOURNEY FROM DOCTOR TO BECOMING A MS PATIENT


Life can change in a moment. It did for me.



















October 11, 1995 started out like any other grueling 24-hour shift at the hospital. I was a young, energetic physician living what I considered to be an extraordinary life. But this night was more exhausting than any I could remember. Deeply fatigued, I finally made it to bed around 3 am. Within the hour, I was awakened by a call from the emergency room.

As I leapt out of bed, I experienced something so foreign that it simply took my breath away. During this brief nap I had lost feeling in my lower extremities.

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6TH PLACE: TOP 10 MOST POPULAR

Montel Williams talks new online talk show (Exclusive Interview)


















Montel Williams is best known for his long-running, Emmy-winning talk show The Montel Williams Show. While the show ended several years ago, Williams continues working as an inspirational and motivational speaker. Even though he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 43, he has never stopped working to share his story and inspire others.

Williams’ latest venture is Living Well With Montel, a new series that is available online and through Video On Demand platforms. The series kicked off earlier this month, with an episode featuring an interview with a breast cancer survivor. The goal of the show is to inspire ordinary people, helping them understand that overcoming any obstacle is possible.

TheCelebrityCafe.com: As someone who has dealt with multiple sclerosis is your own experience as someone who has had tragic news, has that helped your understanding of what these people that you’re talking to are going through?

Montel Williams: What I’m doing is building a community where I’m going to share my personal
journey and my discoveries as well as that of other people who have been on journeys no matter what their illness... It’s not about tragedies and overcoming tragedies, it’s really going to be about getting information out there to help them live well.

Now, my journey with MS doesn’t help to understand other people, it helps shed a light on a story in a different light, but I intend to shed the same light on other people’s stories. I’ll give you an example. Today’s show is about breast cancer and that’s the first installment of the show. It’s out there right now on the web. And that show’s not really focusing on the tragedy as much as sharing with other people how they overcame and dealt with and live through a crisis. So, now, they’re thriving and we give them an opportunity to share with others. So that’s really what the focus of the show is. It’s not just about tragedies.

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Angela Groves, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com "MOST VIEWED COLUMN AWARD"

MY DAD HAS BETRAYED ME PLUS HE TOLD ME TO MY FACE THAT I DESERVED TO HAVE MS!
Hi! I'm Angela and I've written 14 columns for you. Click on my photo on the far left side of this page to read them all please. 

My Column today is about a very personal and hurtful subject for me to talk about: BETRAYAL!

Wow! Where does one even begin with this topic? I mean—no one—absolutely no one wants to be betrayed by anyone. Especially—by ones own flesh and blood.
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Wow! It's no wonder MS is seen as a Cash Cow: THESE MS DRUGS BROUGHT IN THE MOST MONEY LAST YEAR

Teva soaring out in front on a single product and it is no surprise that the Generics pack are waiting in the rear ready for the copaxone patents to expire starting May 2014. However Biogen are backing the most winners with a staggering $5.8 billion worth of business. 
#1 Glaterimer acetate Teva     $4.3 billion
#2 Avonex Biogen Idec           $3.0 billion
#3 Gilenya Novartis                 $1.9 billion
#4 Tysabri Biogen  Idec           $1.7 billion
#5 Betaseron Bayer                 $1.1 billion
#6 Tecfidera Biogen Idec        $0.9 billion
#7 Rebif EMD serono              $0.6 billion
#8 Ampyra Biogen Idec           $0.3 billion
#9 Aubagio Sanofi                   $0.2 billion
#10 Extavia Novartis               $0.2 billion

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NOVARTIS WILL PAY TO GET MSers TO USE GILENYA
























Novartis will pay out-of-pocket costs for non-Medicare patients who use Gilenya! PLUS:  Novartis will also help patients navigate testing and monitoring recommended by the FDA, paying as much as $600 per patient for that expense.
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Joyce House and her son Paul Gregory House, at home in Crossville, Tennessee talk about his 22-year incarceration on Tennessee's death row for a murder he did not commit
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VIDEO: Swim for MS - Why I Swim - Mary, Harleysville, PA

 

Women with MS who breastfeed are 1/2 as likely to experience a post-partum relapse compared to women who do not

 

VIDEO: A former Edmond school teacher battling multiple sclerosis went to Chicago for a life-saving stem cell transplant says News 9, and she's back in town now with her great results

 

Big Pharma's Favorite Prescription: Higher Prices! Why Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising Higher

 

Learning to Surf Without Feeling: With a nerve disorder threatening to destroy his balance, Erik Hedegaard asked a waveriding genius with MS to train him for one last shot

 

Swimming to freedom from multiple sclerosis















Susan Simmons uses endurance swimming to control the symptoms of her MS, while Susan Leff is confined to a wheelchair and uses pool exercises to build strength in her legs
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COULD THIS BE IMPORTANT FOR MSers TOO? "Improving Brain Plasticity Could Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease"




Subjects at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may now be able to delay the onset of their first symptoms by several years. The human brain loses 5 to 10 percent of its weight between the ages of 20 and 90 years old. While some cells are lost, the brain is equipped with two compensatory mechanisms: plasticity and redundancy. Based on the results the principal author Sylvie Belleville’s most recent clinical study, it has been found that for elderly subjects at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, hope may lie in brain plasticity. 

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VIDEO: HAVE TREMORS? THIS SPOON HELPS YOU EAT WITHOUT SPILLING! WATCH THESE 4 VIDEOS































To take the frustration out of eating that’s caused by shaky hands, Lift Labs, a group of scientists and engineers of California, has created a spoon that cancels tremors.
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6 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY WHEN YOU HAVE MS FATIGUE

 

VIDEO: Brenda Banwell, MD, Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis



Brenda Banwell, MD, Chief, Division of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said that there are 3 areas of treatment associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS).
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VIDEO: Richard Cohen On Why His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Didn't Make Him A Victim












When Richard Cohen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1973, he had plenty reasons to feel like a victim, but he never allowed it. Cohen wrote about refusing to allow the disease to sideline his accomplishments in life in his book, "Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness." During a discussion about the struggle with MS, Cohen described to HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani the pain that came with losing his independence to the disease. "Control is a big issue for anybody who's sick. In my life, it has become a very large point of contention with
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14 VIDEOS WEEKEND: MONTEL WILLIAMS, JACK OSBORN, TREATING PAIN WITH MS

 

Here's why you're crazy if you smoke & are on a Multiple Sclerosis Treatment! PLUS: The following study tells you about 2 proven ways to help you stop smoking!


 SMOKING STOPS YOUR MS DRUGS FROM WORKING!!
The study below proves that smokers are twice as likely to produce neutralizing antibodies that will stop their MS drugs working...
Time to Quit?

When you start to make neutralising antibodies these are binding to the active site of beta interferon and will stop it working as proven in this study:
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Most Viewed Story in October of 2013 - Babies Birth Month Affects MS Risk






























A newborn's immune system development, vitamin D levels and risk for multiple sclerosis may be influenced by the month of birth, new research suggests.
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SEA LIONS HAVE NEURO PROBLEMS THAT COULD HELP DEVELOP MS TREATMENTS

















STANFORD, Calif. — California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
Every year, hundreds of sea lions wash up along the California coast, suffering seizures caused by exposure to domoic acid, a neurotoxin that can produce memory loss, tremors, convulsions and death. Domoic acid is produced by algae blooms that have been proliferating along the coast in recent years, accumulating in anchovies and other small fish that the sea lions feed on, said Paul Buckmaster, PhD, DVM, professor of comparative medicine at Stanford
Buckmaster and his colleagues studied the brains of affected sea lions and found they had a pattern of damage in the hippocampus — the brain’s memory center
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LOTS OF MSers NEED HELP WITH COGNITION: VIDEO GAME TRAINING CAN BOOST COGNITION

       NeuroRacer Game

A study that was published this week showed that after 12 hours of training, the players improved so much that they could beat people in their 20s who were trying the game for the first time.

A car-racing game played for 12 hours helped players improve their memory and attention span, and the effects lasted for six months, according to newly published research.
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VIDEO: CAN THE BACTERIA IN THE GI TRACT EFFECT MS??

BEAUTIFUL SLIDESHOW OF BACTERIA:  
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Video: “Can the bacteria in the GI Tract affect diseases like this?”

Unlocking the cause for auto-immune diseases like Mutiple Sclerosis has proved challenging. But millions of dollars of research funding from the National MS Society has led UConn researchers to discover a strong link that could affect treatment.
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Why we can't say what Multiple Sclerosis looks like

 

MSers finds passion in natural skin care through her goats after her diagnosis

 

VIDEO: I was diagnosed with a chronic illness and here’s what I learned

Last December, I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. It’s basically Multiple Sclerosis, but without the publicity (bad joke, but it’s somewhat true). As a spiritual leader and as a patient with a chronic illness, I’ve learned a few things I’d like to share.
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Researchers publish one of the longest longitudinal studies of cognition in multiple sclerosis

 

Cwmbran archer Phillips part of GB medal hunt (From South Wales Argus)

Archer is representing GB in archery events all over Europe despite suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.
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Joint Medical Meeting (CMSC/ACTRIMS) Focuses on Stopping MS and Restoring Function Through Research and Clinical Care

 

Gene Link to Multiple Sclerosis Explains Drug Side Effects

 

Five Misconceptions or Myths About Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday

 

"Let Me Tell You About My Affliction"

“Naturally, I decided to make a film about it,” so says Jason DaSilva of When I Walk, a documentary about how he, a movie director, is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and then how he takes on the challenge of not only his ailment, but also making a movie about it.
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“You have three white matter lesions.” That was how, back in April 2013, I received my initial diagnosis of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. My neuro-ophthalmologist spent a few minutes explaining to me what white matter lesions are before revealing my MRI results.

 

Possible answer to chemo pain found in multiple sclerosis drug

 

Roche, Inception Sciences, and Versant Partner on Therapies for MS

 

Jack Osbourne lost 70 pounds and manages his multiple sclerosis with the Paleo diet

 

Karen Magill book On The Right Side shows that a Multiple Sclerosis crisis can be a blessing

 

Investigating increased functional connectivity in multiple sclerosis

 

Jack Osbourne's daughter is ‘fearless’

Monday

 

Actress living with MS returns to the stage

 

StemGenex® Announces New Stem Cell Clinical Study for Multiple Sclerosis

 

Stress higher in caring for spouse

 

Scientists have discovered that the nerve pathways between the gut and the brain that cause this phenomenon may also be linked to degenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS)

 

Medical marijuana fuels debate for MSers in Florida

 

Jack Osbourne credited the low-carb Paleo diet for helping him manage his multiple sclerosis and fueling his recent 70-pound weight loss

 

Sick, frail and abandoned by home care firms

Sunday

 

VIDEO: MS... A Mother's battle

 

VIDEO: Andrew Devine pleads guilty to manslaughter of his wife with Multiple Sclerosis

 

Video Morning Exam: Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday

 

Baptist Health hosts free program on coping with heat for multiple sclerosis patients

 

New York Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana--Just Not the Kind You Can Smoke: Village Voice

 

80 to 90 percent of people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have some problems with bladder function after being diagnosed

 

High drama for photographer Alex Hannam

 

Becoming ‘Students’ of Multiple Sclerosis

 

Multiple Sclerosis is Driving Factor in New Ultra4 Racing Team: RockCrawler 4x4 and Offroad Magazine

Friday

 

Full-body workout is a pain reliever for MSer

 

International study: Excess dietary salt may drive the development of autoimmune diseases

 

Severe anemia in a patient with multiple sclerosis treated with Tysabri/natalizumab

 

Federal Judge Allows Plaintiff to Replead Negligence Claim in Tysabri Case: allegations that the makers of the immunomodulator Tysabri negligently failed to warn physicians that the drug can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

 

DEBATE BETWEEN 2 NEUROLOGISTS: Do Physicians Rate the Risk of Disabling MS Less Than the Risk of Effective Treatment?

FOR NEUROLOGISTS: MS prescribing depends on balancing benefit against hard-to-assess risk. At the recent World Congress of Neurology in Vienna, two experts in MS debated whether physicians rate the risk of disabling MS less than the risk of effective treatment. The debate centered on how clinicians and patients perceive risk and how decision-making must be done collaboratively.


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Trucker claimed his multiple sclerosis left him needing a carer as he stole $24,000 in benefits while working 55-hour week driving HGVs

 

Battling the Mail-Order Drug Trend

 

A Bayside councillor has taken out an interim intervention order against a 68-year-old woman suffering from multiple sclerosis and emphysema, claiming she poses a threat to his personal safety and reputation.

 

Smoking is a clear risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis, which is even further elevated in smokers living at lower latitudes

Thursday

 

VIDEO: Tim Cook traveled more then 1,500 miles on foot to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Overview and safety of Gilenya (fingolimod hydrochloride) use in patients with multiple sclerosis

 

Former Employee to Receive $72,500 in Settlement of Multiple Sclerosis EEOC Disability Lawsuit

 

How Running Changed Me: Heather Jeff: Runner's World

 

PoNS device helps MSer walk better

 

New MRI Technique Tracks MS Progression More Effectively

 

Biogen/AbbVie Presents Positive Data on Daclizumab

 

Filmmaker With MS Turns The Lens On Himself

Wednesday

 

MSer "KAREN MAGILL - WOMAN IN HORROR!"

 

The Top Free iPhone Medical Apps for Doctors

 

New Cleveland Mayor chooses charities close to her heart

 

Merck Returns MS Compound ceralifimod (ONO-4641) to Ono, Which Cites "Change" in MS Market

 

Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis Offered By Embryonic Stem Cells

 

Hilton Foundation launches Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS

 

Latency of Multifocal Visual Evoked Potentials in Nonoptic Neuritis Eyes of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Associated With Optic Radiation Lesions

 

Evolution of multiple sclerosis treatments: an interview with Mike Panzara, Head of MS & Neurology Clinical Development, Genzyme

Tuesday

 

VIDEO & MOVIE REVIEW: A love story written & filmed by an MSer about MS

 

Bed Races Raise Money to Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis

 

Biogen announces positive top-line results from Phase 3 study investigating daclizumab high-yield process in multiple sclerosis

 

There are ways to control symptoms of multiple sclerosis

It's understandable when patients with multiple sclerosis focus only on treating symptoms and forget their bodies have other needs, but that's not the best course of action.

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Daclizumab: A drug approved to prevent rejection of transplanted kidneys significantly reduced relapses of multiple sclerosis in a late stage-trial sponsored by Biogen: but serious infections and potential liver toxicity continued to cloud the drug's future.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation starts online radio station

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation on Monday announced the launch of MSFocusRadio.org, billed as the first online radio station for the MS community. The nonprofit will broadcast content round-the-clock that it produces with health care experts and other partners aiming to help people with the illness.

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Retrograde trans-synaptic degeneration in MS

 

Factors associated with recovery from acute optic neuritis in patients with multiple sclerosis

Monday

     

STUDY: Benefit of Additional Screening for PML (Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy) in MSers Taking Tysabri (Natalizumab): A Decision Analysis

 

New study shows clear improvements in voiding and voiding efficiency as well as overactive bladder symptoms, according to Dr. Gary E. Lemack

He called the minimally invasive approach based on a nonimplantable technique "a welcome tool in our armamentarium" because it could benefit patients with multiple medical problems who need a repeat MRI.

Neuromodulation approaches have naturally evolved during the past 2 decades, said Dr. Lemack, citing recent reports that pudendal nerve stimulation, perianal stimulation, and sacral neuromodulation all directly affect overactive bladder contractions.

As new peripheral transcutaneous treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms emerge, we can expect an expansion of less-invasive neuromodulatory treatments that can be applied or maintained at home, he said.

These techniques will also be used in a wider range of patients, he added, including patients with neurogenic bladder symptoms who often suffer most from symptoms of overactive bladder. HERE'S THE STUDY:
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Study: VICODIN FAILS TO PROVIDE SUPEROR PAIN RELIEF COMPARED WITH TYLENOL WITH CODEINE











Vicodin was not superior to Tylenol #3 in acute pain relief reported by patients 24 hours after being discharged from the emergency department, according to a new study.

While Vicodin is the most popularly prescribed opioid in emergency departments, the drug and other hydrocodone combination formulations are under consideration by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for rescheduling from a Schedule III drug to a more tightly regulated Schedule II drug. New York State has already made the change.
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Sunday

   

"WE ARE WORKING TOWARD A CURE FOR MS" by Dr. Timothy Vollmer, M.D.

 

Jane Gagliardo fought a drug company for firing her because of her multiple sclerosis. During her trial, both her attorney & her husband abandoned her, but she persevered and won

Jane Gagliardo's Story

























When Sherry Blackman met Jane Gagliardo at a restaurant in Stroudsburg in 2006, Gagliardo's unassuming physical presence, at 5 feet tall, belied the large role she would play in a landmark court case against a pharmaceutical company for the rights of employees with disabilities.

Blackman was intrigued by the "David and Goliath" dimensions of the story, and wrote a book, "Call to Witness," about the trial.

In addition to Gagliardo's regular duties, the company had demanded that she process large military orders for vaccines and ignored her request to have the work spread out, which would have accommodated her physical limitations. When she made mistakes, despite a dozen-year history of industrious good work, she was fired.
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How can so many Neurologists reach such totally variable conclusions? The Diagnostic Saga of My PPMS—A Tale of Seven Neurologists by EMILY WILLINGHAM, PH.D

EMILY WILLINGHAM, PH.D








I’ve seen no fewer than seven neurologists in the past 6 years, often for second opinions or as specialists!

And like many, many people who ultimately are diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), I’ve been handed a kitchen sink of labels. That said, even my list doesn’t rival that of some PPMSers I know.

Evidently, no seven(ish) neurologists can agree on anything. To summarize:
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Bridging, switching or drug holidays - how to treat a patient who stops Tysabri?

















Tysabri (natalizumab) was the first monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). While pivotal and postmarketing studies have showed considerable and sustained efficacy of NAT in RRMS, the increasing incidence of therapy-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a brain infection caused by the John Cunningham virus (JCV), is a risk associated with long-term therapy.

The risk for therapy-associated PML is highest in so-called "triple risk" patients. Therefore, long-term NAT-treated, immunosuppressive-pretreated, and JCV antibody-positive patients often discontinue NAT therapy.
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Tecfidera and Ampyra Show Potential for Quality of Life Improvement in Patients With MS

Tecfidera and Ampyra Show Potential for Quality of Life Improvement in Patients With MS

New disease-modifying drugs in multiple sclerosis (MS) show potential for improving quality-of-life (QoL) of patients with multiple sclerosis. The clinical benefits of dimethyl fumarate and PR-fampridine were discussed at a Biogen Idec-sponsored satellite symposium at the 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).
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