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Asthma Drug May Slow Brain Damage in MS: VIDEO


























There is some encouraging news for people with the most severe and disabling form of MS.

As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, an asthma drug from Japan may slow brain damage in MS patients.
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Low dose naltrexone (LDN) in MS: Effects on medication use. A quasi-experimental study































Abstract
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has become a popular off-label therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS). A few small, randomized studies indicate that LDN may have beneficial effects in MS and other autoimmune diseases. If proven efficacious, it would be a cheap and safe alternative to the expensive treatments currently recommended for MS. We investigated whether a sudden increase in LDN use in Norway in 2013 was followed by changes in dispensing of other medications used to treat MS. We performed a quasi-experimental before–and–after study based on population data from the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD). We included all patients that collected at least one LDN prescription in 2013, and had collected at least two medications with a reimbursement code for MS, or collected a medication with MS as the only indication in 2009 or 2010.
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