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lou269 posted:
Have reoccurring readmitting MS Since 2005 Avonex 2 years,Rebif 5 years my legs are shot and belly, arms hurt and buttocks seem fine.Never had much problems with flu like symptoms, truly sick of injections and this disability I have.Thinking this is about Insurance Companies making cash and Dr.'s getting perks? Bring on the JUICE and be rid of this!
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hackwriter responded:
Dear lou,

Talk to your doc about Gilenya, it's the only oral therapy we have right now. There are two infusion therapies available as well: Tysabri and Novantrone.

Early next year, an oral therapy called BG-12 will also become available.

Pharma companies put big price tags on our drugs partly to fund the R & D and expensive clinical trials. Though a lot of people are cynical about these for-profit enterprises, I've met some research scientists who work for pharmas and they are deeply dedicated and passionate about their work in better understanding the mechanisms of the disease and developing better therapies.

I hope you'll discuss other options with your neuro, please let us know what you decide to do.

Kim


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