: ' multiple sclerosis'

Two New MS Drugs Show Promise

By Richard Lenti Two new multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs are closer to getting government approval, providing hope for the millions suffering from this debilitating disease, and giving Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) a dominant hold on the medications [...]

Salt Linked to Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

By Richard Lenti You may want to think twice before adding salt to whatever it is you’re eating. Three new studies published in the journal Nature suggest too much salt may be linked to several autoimmune [...]

Journal Questions Use of Marijuana Spray to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

by Richard Lenti A British medical journal says there is little evidence supporting the use of a medical marijuana spray to treat muscle pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. “Our findings were that the [...]

Brain Research Could be ‘Life-Changer’ for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Blocking an enzyme in the brain can help repair damage associated with multiple sclerosis and a range of other neurological disorders, according to scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, who say their discovery could be [...]

Cancer Drug Reduces Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

A cancer drug previously used to fight leukemia significantly reduces relapses in people with multiple sclerosis and could be a “substantial advancement” in treatment of the disease, according to British researchers. But there is also concern [...]

Marijuana Spray Eases Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

A mouth spray containing cannabinoids reduces chronic pain and symptoms of muscle spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study by German researchers. One month’s treatment with Sativex spray reduced MS spasticity [...]

Drug Stops Inflammation in Disease Often Confused with Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have identified a new therapy that appears to offer relief from the painful inflammation of the eye nerves and spinal cord that plague patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a central nervous system disorder often confused [...]

Cost of Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Soaring

The cost of specialty drugs used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is expected to nearly double in the next four years, with an annual price tag exceeding $50,000 per patient, according to a new study. Drugs [...]

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug Nearing FDA Approval

A promising new oral drug to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one step closer to being approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from two Phase III clinical trials published in the New England Journal [...]

Marijuana Eases Pain of Multiple Sclerosis

Another study has found that marijuana can ease pain and muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Researchers at the University of Plymouth in England studied 279 MS patients over a 12 week period, assessing the [...]