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National MS eNEWS - September 2012
Once-daily MS pill to hit market October 2012

Aubagio expands options for people with relapsing MS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved teriflunomide once-daily pills (Aubagio, Genzyme, a Sanofi company) to treat relapsing forms of MS. This is the second oral disease-modifying therapy approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The therapy is expected to be available for prescription by October 1, 2012 in the U.S.

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Progressive MSSociety collaborates with international partners to speed progressive MS research

The newly formed International Collaborative on Progressive MS recently published an opinion paper identifying key research priorities to propel efforts to stop MS progression. The Collaborative commissioned five working groups to identify strategies and potential lines of research within each area.

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ExpoFree live Disability Web Expo

Join the Society and more than a dozen other leading organizations and experts in health, insurance and disability services on Thursday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo. Ask questions, network with others, register for prizes and make your voice heard.

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More MS News

Sept 5: Drug study at NIH recruiting people with secondary-progressive MS

Sept 4: Researchers continue with their progress in seven Society-funded CCSVI studies in MS

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