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New Pill to Treat Multiple Sclerosis May Be Available Soon, Says Drugmaker Merck

Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, drugs, medicine, prevention, science, treatment, ms, multiple sclerosis, health, research, drug )

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LONDON (AP) -- German drugmaker Merck Serono is one step closer to releasing the first pill to treat multiple sclerosis, the company said Friday.

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Lisa Sears (150)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:33 pm
I was diagnosed with MS in Jun '00, became disabled enough to need early retirement in Aug '05. I've been on copaxone, a disease-modifying drug, the entire time. But it's great to learn about a new drug that might actually 'treat' the disease. Thanks for sharing!

Judith Hand (55)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:29 pm
Well, my computer can't find the link. On the title alone, I'd like to say what wonderful!! news that is and hope that it is what Merck is expecting it to be. Great news, if so! Now, if America can follow the law and allow its citizens to access their health care, super.

Joanna M (139)
Thursday May 30, 2013, 10:37 am
Wonderful news! I have lupus and fibromyalgia, so I can definitely relate to a lot of the MS issues...

Herman Cerus (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:01 am
I think that no serious disease completely recovers, anything... The main question in that case consists in how to stop illness advance, and to improve quality of life of patients. Here my opinion. I assume that stem cells can help at MS and many other diseases, This method treat in Ukraine and the USA. As here write illness will recede for a long time.

karen n (57)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 10:06 pm
page could not be found? I think a new pill would be wonderful,just wonder how many people will find it afordable

Herman Cerus (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 11:45 am
Unfortunately, the time for miracles is not yet come. It is not yet possible with the help of pills to cure all diseases and ailments. But doctors have successfully used cell medicine, and its potential for the treatment of blood cancer, multiple sclerosis, valvular heart disease, severe burns. Stem cells are not used as a medicine and as a construction material for the organism. Embryonic stem cells - not only a source of future health, but also serious ethical controversies. Developing new ways to get embryonic stem cells without grazing religious and ethical themes - the main task of the scientists.

Suzan F (137)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:42 am
Hopefully, some long-term studies were done before they put it out. There are just too many drugs being OK'd by the FDA which end up killing patients & having lawsuits filed for "damage" caused by them. The sad thing is, not nearly enough long-term studies are done anymore, as Big Pharma just wants to make more & more money.
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