5 - 11 August 2017
These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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Botulinum toxin treatment for spasticity
A study looking at the long-term use of botulinum toxin for spasticity found that rehabilitation and support from caregivers play a crucial role in achieving better results and continued use of this treatment.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Addressing gaps in care for people with MS
Trishna Bharadia discusses some of the issues raised by Missing Pieces, a report commissioned by pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Reluctance of healthcare professionals to discuss the risk of future disability, equitable access to disease modifying drugs and regular health reviews by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in MS are highlighted.
Source: Huffington Post
MS Trust link: Improving MS services