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New Drugs may become available!

posted 28 Jun 2013, 12:18 by Alan B.
I don't normally add information on new treatments for MS on this site. That is better done elsewhere such as the MS Trust website or that of the MS Society or Multiple Sclerosis Research.

However hardly a week goes by without a newspaper article or TV item heralding a new treatment for MS - and most of these stories are wide of the mark or the therapies they describe are a long way off. But there is a bit of news that may prove to be important. Alemtuzumab, also called Lemtrada, has just been given the green light by the European Medicines Agency. This means it may be available for MSers in Moray but only if NICE in England or the Scottish Medicines Consortium up here agree to pay for it. Alemtuzumab has been shown in trials to be much more effective that previous drugs for people with Relapse/Remitting MS. There are some Neurologists who think, if given early, it could stop MS in its tracks. This won't be a drug for everyone and there are some possibly serious side-effects. But it could be a real game-changer for some MSers. The article  HERE  gives more information