Blog Articles, tagged with: Treatments

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MS Ireland launches new publications ‘Time to Act’ and ‘MS Treatment Decisions’ MS Ireland is delighted to launch two major new publications, ‘Time to Act – A consensus on early treatment’ and ‘MS Treatment Decisions’ in Brain Awareness Week ...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday March 09 2017 12:30 PM

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Famypra Update from Biogen Idec


The following is a statement from Biogen Idec regarding the avilability of Fampyra, issued on Tuesday, 11th November 2014. "Biogen Idec has provided Fampyra free-of-charge for more than 2.5 years via a Named Patient Programme to all patients in Ireland who qualified for it. Since the decisi...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday November 12 2014 10:38 AM

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Sativex Update


Sativex not cost-effective The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), which assesses the potential benefits and costs of new medicines, is once again in the spotlight following their ruling that Sativex is not cost-effective at the price quoted by its manufacturer, Almirall. This means th...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday October 09 2014 10:29 AM

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Fampyra Update from Biogen Idec


Biogen Idec has provided this update about Fampyra, following changes to its availability in July. "Now that Fampyra is commercially available, the free of charge supply must come to an end so other patients can access this product. Hence, the programme ceased enrolling new patients in Janu...

Published by Biogen Idec on Wednesday August 13 2014 10:06 AM

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Aubagio available for RRMS


Aubagio given green light in Ireland MS Ireland welcomes the news that Aubagio (Teriflunomide) has been made available in Ireland. The treatment is now available under the HSE High Tech Drug Scheme, as of 1st August 2014. Aubagio 14 mg is a once-daily, oral therapy indicated in the European...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday August 11 2014 12:10 PM

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Access to Treatments


When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was given information on a number of drugs. At the time I felt that being diagnosed in my early twenties would have to work to my advantage as I would get on treatment faster and have it working in my system for a long time. As my MS was extremely active in t...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Wednesday May 28 2014 10:00 AM

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Complementary and Alternative Treatments


Diagnosed with MS in 1988, I was told that there was no cause, no treatment and no cure and to add to my emotional turmoil there was no definitive diagnosis either. That didn’t leave a lot of hope for the future but my mother’s brother, who also had MS, helped me through the earlier d...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday March 27 2014 11:00 AM

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