New MS drug is ‘most effective’

A new drug is the “most effective” treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, say UK researchers.

During MS the body’s immune system turns on its own nerves causing debilitating muscle problems.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say a cancer drug, which wipes out and resets the immune system, has better results than other options.

However, there is concern that a drugs company is about to increase the cost of the drug as a result.

Around 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis. When the condition is diagnosed most will have a form of the disease know as relapsing-remitting MS, in which the symptoms can almost disappear for a time, before suddenly returning.

source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20151891





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