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A Lot Happening Part 1

posted 12 Oct 2015, 12:05 by Alan B.
There's a lot happening in the MS world at the moment so it's worth pointing readers to a few resources of interest. An international conference known as ECTRIMS has just come to an end with lots of announcements about clinical trial results and potential new drugs. The most talked about one is a new - as yet unlicensed - drug called Ocrelizumab. Initial trial results suggest that this drug may be helpful not just to  MSers with the relapse/remitting form of the disease but also to those with Progressive MS. If this proves to be the case then this would be the first drug that those with this form of MS would be able to take. There is a lot of water to flow under the bridge but it is certainly an exciting development. 

There is more information about this on the major MS websites such as those of the MS Society and MS Trust. I get my news alerts from an American site called Medscape (used by doctors and patients) and I occasionally include links to Medscape on this site. It has recently been pointed out to me that links don't work unless you are registered with Medscape so I will stop including such links. But you can access lots of information for yourself by registering with Medscape and asking for MS alerts. This is free and they don't send you junk. You can start by clicking HERE. I also plug the Multiple Sclerosis Research blog which always has up to date news and articles of interest.