MS therapy alemtuzumab is named a ‘rip-off’ drug, report

Pharmaceutical companies sell some MS disease modifying therapies (DMTs) at extortionate prices. Big pharma stands accused of setting prices to rip-off the public, and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Who’d have thought it? I am shocked (well, no, not really). One such drug labelled a rip-off, and used to treat multiple sclerosis, is alemtuzumab. It … Continue reading MS therapy alemtuzumab is named a ‘rip-off’ drug, report

After Long Wait, Zinbryta Gains Approval in Areas of the UK

News that daclizumab, brand name Zinbryta, has been given the go-ahead to be available through the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) for treating relapsing MS, at least in part of the country, is good news. But why has the decision taken so long? Possibly, because the first decision, last September, was ‘no.’ The latest decision by … Continue reading After Long Wait, Zinbryta Gains Approval in Areas of the UK

New treatments may be available faster

People living in the UK could get faster access, through the country’s National Health Service (NHS), to what are described as ‘innovative’ new treatments following recommendations set out this week in the government’s Accelerated Access Review report, led by an independent chairman Sir Hugh Taylor.. This could include treatments for MS. The move does not … Continue reading New treatments may be available faster

HSCT free on the NHS – “ask us your questions” irresistible offer

Here’s some great news. Anyone who would like first-hand information about any aspect of getting HSCT free of charge from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), you don’t need to look any further. Whether you want to know about the application process or details of the treatment itself, your questions can be answered. Three days ago, … Continue reading HSCT free on the NHS – “ask us your questions” irresistible offer

James Received HSCT Free, as He Lives in the UK

Virtually all the talk about availability of HSCT1 as an MS treatment includes the need to travel long distances to other countries, but UK residents can receive the treatment in London, avoiding the journey overseas. What’s more, it is provided through the country’s social National Health Service (NHS) so, like all NHS medical care, patients are given … Continue reading James Received HSCT Free, as He Lives in the UK

MS Patients in US and UK Face Very Different Treatment

We may have international cooperation and worldwide this and that, but the fact remains that countries vary drastically from one another in all sorts of ways. Take healthcare as an example, and the costs of treatment. Yes, we have the World Health Organization and there are various health-related initiatives from the United Nations, but that is … Continue reading MS Patients in US and UK Face Very Different Treatment