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Oral Drug Approved by the FDA

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TECFIDERA (BG-12) is approved in the US The Food and Drugs Administration in the US has approved the licensing of Biogen Idec’s new oral therapy, Tefidera. Previously known as BG-12 the new therapy will be prescribed as a first line therapy for those with relapsing–remitting MS in th...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday March 29 2013 10:43 AM

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5,580 Neuro On Waiting List

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Neuro Groups Demand Action MS Ireland joined The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) for their Lobby Day in Leinster House to present a grim picture of neurological services to gathered TDs and Senators. Person with MS, Emma Rogan spoke of her personal experience of living with a neurological...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday February 28 2013 10:01 AM

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Cut: Two Disability Payments

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Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Scratched The Department of Health announced today that the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant will no longer be available to people with disabilities. The Department states that under the Equal Status Act the payments were ...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday February 27 2013 04:51 PM

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Help Protect Neurological Care

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Play Your Part, Protect Neurological Care in 2013 As Ireland prepares to host European Month of the Brain in May 2013, as part of its EU presidency, we still lag far behind the rest of Europe when it comes to neurological care. A recent report by the HSE showed that over 5,000 people were waitin...

Published by MS Ireland/NAI on Wednesday October 10 2012 10:45 AM

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Irish Team Identifies MS Gene

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Scientists discover a gene associated with the development of MS and other auto-immune diseases A research team in NUI, Maynooth today announced research regarding Pellino 3, a gene that may have a role to play in the regulation of interferons. During an infection the body releases interferons w...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday October 09 2012 02:40 PM

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National Award Winners

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Three outstanding members honoured for their generosity, kindness and commitment. At MS Ireland’s National Meeting Day in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin two exceptional members of MS Ireland were awarded our coveted national awards. MS Person of the Year, MS Volunteer of the Year and MS Car...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday October 02 2012 10:46 PM

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