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Just say, “No, Doc.”

I’m my parents’ son, but it’s a different world today than the one they lived in. My parents came from a place where the doctor knew what he (back then it was a man, more often than not) was talking … Continue reading

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Is more better?

A new MS drug was approved yesterday. Biogen (makers of Avonex, Tysabri, and Tecfidera) have introduced Plegridy to the market. (Who comes up with these names? Babbling infants or random letter generators?) Of course media coverage concentrated more on the … Continue reading

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I know nothing!

ALS is often referred to as Lou Gherig’s disease, leprosy as Hansen’s disease.  I suggest we rename MS as Sgt. Schultz’s disease.  My reason for such an preposterous proposition is that, if you ask anyone what they know to be … Continue reading

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The Business of MS

MS was Big News recently when the FDA approved a new drug called Tecfidera (or BG-12, as it was known before approval) for the treatment of MS.  If you were to believe the media hype, you’d think this was cause … Continue reading

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