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MS in the media - 8 January 2016

1-8 January 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.

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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Laquinimod study concerns

The higher doses of laquinimod have been dropped from two trails - one in relapsing remitting MS, the other in primary progressive MS - over concerns about heart related side effects.  The trials are continuing with a smaller dose of laquinimod being compared to placebo

Source: Teva press release
Source: Reuters

MS Trust link: Laquinimod - drugs in development

Vitamin D and inflammation

A Norwegian study suggests high doses of vitamin D don't reduce markers of inflammation in the blood of people with relapsing remitting MS.

Source: MSIF

MS Trust link: Vitamin D