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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Rituximab (Rituxan)

Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Rituximab (Rituxan)

This was the second most popular blog of the year on http://Www.multipleexperiences.org.  I was on Rituxan for over a year and would have preferred to continued however for insurance reasons, I’m changing to Ocrevus. My first infusion is scheduled for August 7th. This blog is just a good inside look at the pharmaceutical world of chronic disease. I decided to go a little honest about our pharmaceutical world of MS. There has been so much press and promise over this new drug…

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Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) transition part 3

Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) transition part 3

Well, if your following the saga (or catch up with the link above), I discussed my insurance concerns with my doctor with regards to the Rituxan. The Rituxan will come from the patient assistance program at Genentech. However, the infusion of the Rituxan, steroids, benedryl and saline are not covered. My insurance will deny them because they denied Rituxan. I’m scared, at the last minute, they will tell me we couldn’t get authorization for the infusion therefore you can’t do…

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Me and multiple sclerosis

Me and multiple sclerosis

We’ve had a turbulent relationship over the last 19 years to say it mildly. There have been many one-sided fights. I’ve told my story before bug sometimes it’s worth repeating. My first MS attack (exacerbation) was sever. The entire left side of my body went numb and atrophied. I couldn’t walk, hold anything or feel on the left side. It came on fast starting in my foot on a Saturday and by the time I saw the doctor that Friday…

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7 reasons why I decided to put Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) back on the table

7 reasons why I decided to put Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) back on the table

Yesterday the approval was made for Ocrelizumab for multiple sclerosis. If you don’t have access to the Internet, a newspaper , listen to the news, watch the news, have a friend, or a loved one, or possibly live under a rock, you might not of heard. ┬áThis drug has been showing promise and talked about for a long time now. I’ve actually been angry at all the buzz this drug has been getting., The reason why is because I’ve been…

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