20 - 26 February 2016
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.
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Lessons from failed PPMS trial
A neurologist considers the positive aspects of the trial of fingolimod that failed to show an effect of the drug in people with primary progressive MS. The data may improve further studies of treatments for progressive MS
Source: MS Discovery Forum
MS Trust link: Drugs in development for progressive MS
Neurological services criticised
A report by the Public Accounts Committee into neurological services in England has found that diagnosis takes too long, services vary around the country and health and social care services are often poorly coordinated. They raise concern that neurology is not a priority for the Department of Health and NHS England.
MS Trust link: Let's make MS Care Fair campaign
Medicinal cannabis campaign
The End Our Pain campaign, which is calling for cannabis to be made legal when used to treat medical conditions, was featured on the ITV programme This Morning. Interviewees include a woman with MS.