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Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
The leukemia drug alemtuzumad has been used off label to treat MS but has never been approved for this use. Results have been favorable in reducing relapses.

The drug maker Genzyme plans to market this drug as an MS treatment. Of concern - the drug will not be available to MS patients during the approval process.

The editors of the medical journal Lancet expressed concerns that the drug will be too expensive when reintroduced as an MS treatment.

Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment

Do you have any experience with this drug? Share your thoughts.

Elizabeth
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