Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- The cost of essential medications for multiple sclerosis have nearly tripled this decade, despite the release of the first generic MS drug, a new study shows. The 2015 release of glatiramer acetate -- the generic version...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Sandra González-Villá, Arnau Oliver, Yuankai Huo, Xavier Lladó, Bennett A. Landman
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Kevin Yan, Chakrapani Balijepalli, Kamal Desai, Lakshmi Gullapalli, Eric Druyts
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Jan Kolcava, Jan Kocica, Monika Hulova, Ladislav Dusek, Magda Horakova, Milos Kerkovsky, Jakub Stulik, Marek Dostal, Matyas Kuhn, Eva Vlckova, Josef Bednarik, Yvonne Benesova
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Volume 43Author(s): Zuhal Abasıyanık, Asiye Tuba Özdoğar, Özge Sağıcı, Turhan Kahraman, Cavid Baba, Özge Ertekin, Serkan Özakbaş
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we selected semaphorin-3A (Sema3A), semaphorin-7A (Sema7A), and their receptors to determine the possible relationship between these molecules and multiple sclerosis (MS). METHOD: We measured the gene expression of Sema3A, Sema7A, neuropilin-1 (NP-1), plexin-C1, and β1 integrin in the blood samples of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients, treated with high-dose interferon-β1a (IFN-β1a), low-dose IFN-β1a, IFN-β1b, and glatiramer acetate (GA) via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay, and then, compared the results of treatment-naive pat...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Authors: Anagnostouli M, Markoglou N, Chrousos G Abstract Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial, chronic, immune-mediated, and neurodegenerative disease, having a well-known hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction. Several hormones have a great impact in the immune dysregulation, psychology, and cognitive status of patients with MS, as also in the fertility and response to treatment. In this comprehensive review, as an introduction, we mention basic data concerning MS: epidemiology, genetics, immunogenetics, epigenetics, pathophysiology, and neuroimmunology. Hormonal components of the disease ca...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
We report herein a case of bloodstream infection due to LM in a 25-year-old woman with MS treated with alemtuzumab. We searched the UMC/WHO Vigibase system for all reported cases of LM in patients treated with alemtuzumab and found 29 cases overall up to 21 July 2019. We also performed a literature review of MS cases with LM on alemtuzumab, in order to evaluate epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and outcome of this complication. Since the published cases (N=8) were mainly reported in recent years but more cases were found in the UMC/WHO Vigibase system (although not necessarily in patients with MS), we hypothesize tha...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
ConclusionTo date, no neurophysiological or fluid biomarker is sufficiently validated to support the early diagnosis of SPMS. Neurophysiological measurements, including short interval intracortical inhibition and somatosensory temporal discrimination threshold, and the neurofilament light chain fluid biomarker seem to be the most promising. Cross-sectional studies on an adequate number of patients followed by longitudinal studies are needed to confirm the diagnostic and prognostic value of these biomarkers. A combination of neurophysiological and fluid biomarkers may be more sensitive in detecting SPMS conversion.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Activation of the T cell receptor (TCR) results in binding of the adapter protein Nck (noncatalytic region of tyrosine kinase) to the CD3ϵ subunit of the TCR. The interaction was suggested to be important for the amplification of TCR signals and is governed by a proline-rich sequence (PRS) in CD3ϵ that binds to the first Src homology 3 (SH3) domain of Nck (Nck-SH3.1). Inhibition of this protein/protein interaction ameliorated inflammatory symptoms in mouse models of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and asthma. A small molecule, AX-024, was reported to inhibit the Nck/CD3ϵ interaction by physically binding to the Nck1-SH3....
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Protein Structure and Folding Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our data indicated that microglia is the major source of miR-146a in the CNS. The absence of miR-146a differentially affected microglia function and proteome, and miR-146a may play an important role in gene regulation of active MS lesions.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
More News: Copaxone | General Medicine | Multiple Sclerosis | Study