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    Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Two Pills for MS Prove Effective in Clinical Trials - WSJ.com

    Two experimental pills for multiple sclerosis proved effective in clinical trials, raising the possibility for the first time that oral treatments might become available alongside the more cumbersome injections and infusions used to treat MS today.
    Some patients taking the drugs—made by Switzerland's Novartis AG and Germany's Merck KGaA—experienced adverse events that researchers said need to be carefully weighed against the drugs' benefits. The adverse events included herpes infections, a small number of cancer cases and a type of eye disease that can lead to blindness, according to the results of the clinical trials, which were published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.


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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Tyke, you gotta start throwing the medical breakthroughs in the off-topic forum. I think people will be psyched about them regardless of political affiliation.



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Tyke, you gotta start throwing the medical breakthroughs in the off-topic forum. I think people will be psyched about them regardless of political affiliation.
    This one is very cool if it pans out. Very, very cool.

    And perhaps I should - but sometimes the discussion from such things can become interesting.


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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    This one is very cool if it pans out. Very, very cool.

    And perhaps I should - but sometimes the discussion from such things can become interesting.
    Isn't that what we have mods for?



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Thanx for the link Tyke!
    My mother has been suffering from MS for over 30 years!



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    My sister has MS....awesome!



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    It's nice to see that all those read- and hop-a-thons I did as a kid are paying off.



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    FDA approves drug for multiple sclerosis - CNN.com

    The second-to-last time EJ Levy was at Disney World, she used a scooter to navigate the enormous park. Her legs were weak and she suffered from foot drop caused by multiple sclerosis. That was 4½ years ago. On her most recent trip, a few months ago, Levy walked the entire time, thanks in part to a drug approved by the FDA on Friday. The FDA says the drug, Ampyra (generic name dalfampridine, formerly known as fampridine), is the first MS therapy that is taken orally and the first of its kind to receive FDA approval. It is designed help people with any type of MS improve their walking speed.


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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    This is outstanding news. I have two aunts with MS, both of them who lived very active lives before their lives were changed forever.



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    Re: Two MS Pills Show Promise

    Nice...nobody in my family has it, but this is great news...



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