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    Plegridy approved in Europe

    24 July 2014

    Peginterferon beta 1a (Plegridy), a new treatment for relapsing remitting MS, has been licensed by the European Commission. Read more…

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    Peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy) licensed

    24 July 2014

    The European Commission has approved the licensing of peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy) for treating relapsing remitting MS. The drug is a longer lasting version of interferon beta 1a that only needs to be injected once a fortnight. It has similar therapeutic effects and side effects to interferon beta 1a.
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    Decision making and MS

    14 July 2014

    A study found that people with MS were worse at gauging risk and making quick decisions than a control group, regardless of whether or not they showed any signs of cognitive problems. People with secondary progressive MS were worse than those with other types.
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    Dimethyl fumarate (BG-12, Tecfidera) - NICE says yes in draft final guidance

    11 July 2014

    NICE has today (11 July) announced it intends to recommend dimethyl fumarate as a treatment for adults with active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (normally defined as two clinically significant relapses in the previous two years), providing they do not have highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing remitting MS. Read more…

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    Dimethyl fumarate (BG-12, Tecfidera) - NICE says yes in draft final guidance

    11 July 2014

    NICE has today (11 July) announced it intends to recommend dimethyl fumarate as a treatment for adults with active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (normally defined as two clinically significant relapses in the previous two years), providing they do not have highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing remitting MS. Read more…

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    Secret Art Show founder curates a special selection

    18 July 2014

    Founder of the Secret Art Show, and co-founder of the MS Trust, Jill Holt has guest curated a selection of some notable pictures still available in the Secret Art Show 2014. Read more. Read more…