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Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis- simple eye test can diagnose MS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can now be done with a  simple eye test medical experts say in the journal Neurology.Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a scan that measures the thickness of the lining at the back of the eye – the retina. It takes a few minutes per eye and can be performed in a […]

Killer quango NICE rejects MS pill as too costly

The Government’s drugs spending watchdog has decided that the first pill to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is too costly to be prescribed on the NHS.The draft decision dashes the hopes of thousands of sufferers with the auto-immune disease who receive little benefit from current drugs. There was enormous excitement among Britain’s 100,000 MS sufferers in […]

Study backs use of cannabis based Sativex to treat Multiple Sclerosis

The results of a Phase III trial have shown the ability of GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabinoid based medicine Sativex to reduce severe spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis. According to the data, published in the European Journal of Neurology, about half of MS patients who had failed to respond to standard therapy experienced an improvement in spasticity […]