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MS in the media - 9 December 2016

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3 - 9 December 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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Copaxone and pregnancy recommendations changed

Following a review of data on women who became pregnant whilst taking the drug, the contraindication on using Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) (20mg) during pregnancy has been removed from the label.  However, it is still suggested that treatment with Copaxone is avoided during pregnancy.

Source: Teva press release
Source: Business Wire

MS Trust link: Pregnancy

Racing driver with MS

Noel Wilson, a former rally and kart driver who has MS, is doing laps at racing circuits using an adapted mobility scooter

Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Personal stories about living with MS

Disease modifying treatment in more advanced stage MS

An Australian study found that it was possible to alter the course of relapsing remitting MS even when treatment was started at a more advanced stage (up to EDSS 6.0).   The report didn't look at specific disease modifying drugs

Source: MS Research Australia

MS Trust link: MS Decisions - a guide to the disease modifying drugs for relapsing MS

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