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Power of Sativex Questioned

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The British Medical Journal raises some questions over the efficacy of the cannabis based drug In the December edition of the Journal’s Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin, authors reviewed the research available on Sativex and questioned its usefulness in tackling spasticity in MS. They quest...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday December 19 2012 09:38 AM

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Budget 2013

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The Basics of Budget 2013 The Health Budget will be cut by €781 million in 2013. Broken down, this is a ‘saving’ of more than €2.1 million per day. Tax increases of €1.25 billion Spending cuts of €2.25 billion Key aspects of the budget that may affect people wi...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday December 11 2012 10:40 AM

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Budget Announcement Simplifies Tax Relief Scheme on Charitable Donations

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In Budget 2013 the Minister for Finance has accepted the proposals of the Working Group for simplifying the Tax Relief Scheme on Charitable Donations. Minister Noonan announced that: From now on all donations from individuals (PAYE and Self-Assessed) will be treated the same, with the tax ...

Published by MS Ireland on Sunday December 09 2012 10:26 AM

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Assisted Suicide Considered by Court

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Person with MS asks the courts to relax legislation so her partner can help her die In a landmark court case person with MS Marie Fleming gives evidence in the High Court today contesting the validity of the Criminal Law Suicide Act 1993. Under the act a person who assists another to die fa...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday December 04 2012 10:49 AM

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Welfare Regulations

Introduction of National Financial Assistance Regulations MS Ireland’s organisational review in 2011 showed that people with MS placed great importance on the voluntary Branch Financial assistance system. It was deemed the seventh most important service offered by MS Ireland. The ser...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday November 19 2012 10:58 AM

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Medical Research Investment Needed

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MS Ireland and 30 other non-profits call for better investment in medical research  The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG), of which MS Ireland is a member of, today presented its case for ensuring priority investment for medical research in Ireland. The group is made up of 31 non-for ...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday November 14 2012 08:52 AM

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