31 December - 6 January 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.
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New Year's honours for people with MS
Rhona Elliot, the co-founder of the MS Borders Racing Club that raises money and awareness about MS, has been awarded the MBE. Paralympians Stephanie Millward and Kadeena Cox also both received the MBE
MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS
Gilenya (fingolimod) in Wales
The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (the Welsh equivalent of NICE) has approved Gilenya as a first line treatment for people with highly active rapidly evolving severe relapsing remitting MS (RES). This plugs a gap in NICE's guidance, which said the drug should be used as a second line treatment for relapsing MS and didn't mention RES
MS Trust link: Gilenya (fingolimod)