16 - 22 June 2018
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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NICE say yes to Ocrevus for RRMS
NICE has approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) as a treatment for people with active relapsing remitting MS who are unable to take alemtuzumab (Lemtrada). NICE's decision covers England and Wales. Northern Ireland usually follows NICE decisions. The SMC are expected to publish their guidance for Scotland in July
Source: Pharma Times
Review of medical cannabis
The Home Secretary has announced a review of the use and potential harms of medicinal cannabis. This could lead to a rescheduling of its use as a treatment. The government have no plans to legalise or decriminalise the drug for recreational use.
MS Trust link: Cannabis
Tysabri in SPMS
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.