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Update on the European withdrawal on high dose biotin application

Update on the European withdrawal on high dose biotin application

As promised it was the first question I asked my neurologist. She explains that the study had 93 people in it. According to the study, over the course of a year, of the 93 people enrolled something like 20 of them had relapses that I never had a relapses before. That’s why they deemed that the high does biotin was not effective. This is the information on the application for the withdrawal. http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/medicines/human/medicines/004153/wapp/Initial_authorisation/human_wapp_000247.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058001d128. Well my doctor explained that she, as…

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Not a smooth transition to Ocrevus

Not a smooth transition to Ocrevus

OCREVUS (Ocrelizumab) is the new approved drug for the treatment of patients with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.  I’ve been on Rituxan, the sister drug to Ocrevus, for over a year. The comparison on the drugs is mostly illustrated in my blog post here… I made the error thinking same company, basically same drug, easy transition….NOT!!! Last Friday I found out that my infusion place that I was receiving the Rituxan from, WILL NOT be doing Ocrevus…

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Multiple Sclerosis Glossary of terms

Multiple Sclerosis Glossary of terms

This is a lot of copy and paste of words we hear as patients with multiple sclerosis. I got this off of  ms lifelines seen here http://www.mslifelines.com/ms-terms  I wanted to create a quick reference place for some of those terms we hear not only for me, because I forget, but for anyone else who needs it. This is a selected list off of http://www.mslifelines.com/ms-terms ms lifelines. Ataxia Lack of coordination and unsteadiness that result from the brain’s failure to regulate the body’s posture and…

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