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Saturday, March 28, 2009

AMAZING and Hysterical - Entertainment

Many of us remember the Comedy we once lived with late at night......

Here's Johnny (Carson) and Dom Deluise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRduPZvIm08&NR=1

This is an amzating and very funny video

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Friday, March 27, 2009

The Power of “Powerful Thinking”

"The Power of Postive Thinking"

By: Christine Groth

March 27th, 2009

chimpanzee_thinking_poster The Power of Powerful Thinking

This article is about cope when you have MS

I was fortunate, I grew up in a family of thinkers where there was always a way to solve a problem. Never were any of us kids emotional- well except for my sisters.

Good thinking skills have allowed me to solve my problems with MS and I’ve realized just how important it is for me to just shut off the world and sit down and relax and most of all THINK.


But I’ve learned there are different types of thinking, and that it’s important for me to take time each and every day and think. We are all good at some ways of thinking but need help in others.


Here is an overview of the types of thinking:


The Big Picture: The ability to think beyond our diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and see the big picture.

Focused Thinking: Removing mental clutter (anxiety, depression) and focusing on the situation at hand.

Creative Thinking: The ability to break out of our box (that which is ms) and explore new ideas and options which could help us.

Realistic Thinking: Based on facts and building a solid foundation to build on.

Strategic thinking: The ability to implement plans,a direction, mission, strategy for tomorrow.

Possibility Thinking: The ability to unleash your enthusiasm and hope to what seems impossible situations.

Reflective Thinking: Revisit the past and look with perspective.

Questioning Popular Thinking: Questioning what everyone else is doing, the popular belief.

Shared Thinking: Sharing your thinking with others to produce compounding results.

Unselfish Thinking: The ability to consider others and their journey with multiple sclerosis.

Bottom Line Thinking: The ability to focus on results.


It’s a real mistake to think that there is only one type of thinking. And if you look at the list above you’ll see that many of these types of thinking play a close hand in multiple sclerosis.

Take this time to look at your self, and see what your strengths are and your weaknesses.

Folks, what are your strength’s and weaknesses when thinking about your disease and multiple sclerosis?


Are you a creative thinker looking for solutions? Do you ask others to share in your thinking to produce larger than life results? Or do you get bogged down with mental clutter and have problems thinking beyond that?


Let us know your thoughts. We want to hear from you!

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TECHNOLOGY NEWS - No joke in April Fool's Day computer worm

By John D. Sutter
CNN

(CNN) -- A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool's Day.

This piece of computer code tells the worm to activate on April 1, 2009, researchers at CA found.

The anti-worm researchers have banded together in a group they call the Conficker Cabal. Members are searching for the malicious software program's author and for ways to do damage control if he or she can't be stopped.

They're motivated in part by a $250,000 bounty from Microsoft and also by what seems to be a sort of Dick Tracy ethic.

"We love catching bad guys," said Alvin Estevez, CEO of Enigma Software Group, which is one of many companies trying to crack Conficker. "We're like former hackers who like to catch other hackers. To us, we get almost a feather in our cap to be able to knock out that worm. We slap each other five when we're killing those infections."

The malicious program already is thought to have infected between 5 million and 10 million computers.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wheelchair Kamikaze - Broadway and Central Park

A MUST watch video

Here's the link to the new video on YouTube.
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BRAVO Study Sites for Laquinimod Clinical Trials

To learn where the Laquinimod Clinical Trial Recruitment Centers are located, click this link: https://www.tevaclinicaltrials.com/patients/StudySiteLocator.aspx?s_mcid=EMMSC09


If interested, the recruitment period for this clinical trial will be ending soon.

So, Act now if you want to participate in this trial for an oral MS Therapy.

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Diagnosed with MS after the onset of optic neuritis - a patient's story

My name is Robert Groth, and I was diagnosed with MS after having a severe onset of optic neuritis and going blind in one eye. Relieved to find out my blindness had a name called multiple sclerosis I was then told to go home. My diagnosis took place over 19 years ago, when there were no drugs for MS.

And like many others I was in denial over my disease.

Until 3 years ago. My ignorance, denial, and “sticking my head” in the sand approach lasted so long. That summer I had gone from a vibrant and confident man hiking over 100 miles at Glacier National Park to a man who couldn’t hold his bowels, lost his drivers license, used a cane, and cried over severe anxiety. Multiple Sclerosis was in control of my life.

I like many visited the doctor and they had not much to say except they could up my medication and add an array of others to help with anxiety, and depression.

This was not the answer or solution for me. I have never been a firm believer in taking drugs especially those to fix my head. I do continue to take just one which is called Rebif.

Determined to find solutions that wouldn’t be pills in a bottle. Solutions where I would regain my life and be the same person I was the year before. I wanted desperately to go hiking again in Glacier National Park, I would not let go of those memories.

I prayed to God to lead me the way, to help me find the answers to heal myself and get better. I visited my pastor who blessed me with holy water asking the Lord to heal my sick body and mind.

Two months later the answers arrived, bit by bit, piece by piece.

During this 2 year period I had removed all MS issues. Stress had left my body and I felt wonderful. I wanted to spread the word of what I had learned. Information that was not being spoken of in the community of multiple sclerosis. Patients of multiple sclerosis unfortunately being given their 20 minute consultation and sent home with a script People with MS needed and deserved so much more. They needed a road map to leaving the dark forest of MS, and I wanted to be that road map.

In November of 2008 my wife and I created Conquer Multiple Sclerosis.com

A blog was created to spread the word of what we had found. That there was a treatment for multiple sclerosis, one that didn’t involve another pill in a bottle.

Our mission is: Turning Disease into Vibrant Health. There is no cure for MS, but with choice and conviction you can go from a 10 in severity to a 3 or 4.

Today I still do suffer from complications of MS, but it no longer controls my life. Each and every month I exceed in skills I couldn’t do 3 years ago. This past weekend I normally would be able to walk 1.5 miles maximum. But instead I completed 2.2 miles. I huge victory for me, that I’m so very proud of.

I want to share with everyone that there are answers and solutions if you “choose”. First you must believe in yourself that you can get well and then you must choose to find it. It is there, I promise you.

Please visit us at http://www.ConquerMS.com Receive a free ebook I’ve written with Dr. Dharma Sing Khalsa on how you can heal MS in Twelve Minutes Per Day.



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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Life with Multiple Sclerosis
By Julie Stachowiak, Ph.D., About.com Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a profound impact on all parts of your life, including workplace issues, relationships and family, overall well-being and lifestyle choices. Learn some ways to improve and enhance your life with MS, as well as some things you may want to avoid.

Healthy Living with MS
Resources and Organizations
Books for People with MS
For Friends and Family

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Restless Leg Syndrome

WE MOVE makes every effort to present medical information that is up-to-date and accurate. The material provided has undergone rigorous medical review. Information regarding the authors, editors, publisher, and medical reviewers of this material of the WE MOVE Web site is listed below.

Medical science is constantly changing. Therefore, the authors, editors, and publisher do not warrant that the information in this text is complete, nor are they responsible for omissions or errors in the text or for the results of the use of this information. This information does not replace consultation with a physician. All medical procedures, drug doses, indications, and contraindications should be discussed with your personal physician.

Medical Editor: Joy B. Leffler, NASW, AMIA
Medical Review: Dr. Richard Allen, PhD; Dr. Wayne A. Henning, MD; Dr. Cinthia Comella, MD

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Biogen Idec Boosting M.S. Drugs in Late-Stage Tests (Update1)

By Elizabeth Lopatto

March 25 (Bloomberg) -- Biogen Idec Inc. said it has 20 new medicines in advanced human trials, including treatments for multiple sclerosis, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

At least six of the new medicines have reached the final tests generally required for U.S. marketing clearance, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company said today in a statement. Biogen will discuss new medicines it’s developing in a meeting today with investors and analysts in Boston.

Biogen, the world’s largest maker of multiple sclerosis drugs, will have two MS medicines in late-stage trials by the end of this year, including a new version of its top-selling Avonex drug and a pill, called BG-12. Avonex, an injectable medicine, generated $2.2 billion last year, accounting for more than half of Biogen’s $4.1 billion in revenue. Its fastest- growing product is the MS drug Tysabri, which produced worldwide sales of $813 million for Biogen and partner Dublin-based Elan Corp.

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Learn a Language - Expand Your Mind

Information supplied by Grace in Miami:

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Marriage Humor

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals

MS LifeLines® eNewsletter - March 2009

Setting goals is an important strategy for success, MS or not," says Gail Hartley, MSN, NP, MSCN. As a nurse practitioner in private and clinical practices, as well as a guest lecturer at The Heuga Center, Gail knows that MS does present some unique challenges, "but it doesn't mean you can't pursue your dreams." She offers several strategies that can help, regardless of where you are in your career or your life.

Ask for help
Be specific about what you need. It could be as simple as requesting to have a desk near the restroom or asking for extra time to complete a task. "You may be surprised at how willing employers are to accommodate you."
Help manage cognitive issues
Keep detailed notes and prioritize tasks so you can focus on what is most important and timely. "Do your best to stay organized."
Reexamine your priorities
You may need a job that is less physically demanding or stressful. Or you may simply want to have a more flexible schedule.
Seek outside resources
Contact career counselors or state employment agencies if necessary to find a career that better meets your needs. There are online resources that can help as well.

Gail also stresses the importance of setting personal goals. "Don't be so focused on work that you neglect yourself and your family. Recognize that you need balance in your life."

Learn more strategies on how to set and achieve goals in your professional and personal life.

For more support, call us toll free at 1-877-447-3243, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 10 PM ET or visit www.mslifelines.com.

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Fast Forward and EMD Serono agree to work together to speed research

FAST Forward Speeding Treatments To People With MS

Contact: Arney Rosenblat, 212 476-0436

Arney.rosenblat@nmss.org

FAST FORWARD, LLC AND EMD SERONO ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF TREATMENTS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Fast Forward and EMD Serono agree to work together to speed research development on a select group of high potential MS research projects with support of up to $19 million in funding

Rockland, MA/New York, NY,

March 18, 2009 –

EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany, and Fast Forward, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, today announced a collaborative partnership to evaluate and fund promising multiple sclerosis (MS) research projects. Proposals will be jointly developed by EMD Serono and Fast Forward. Merck KGaA the parent corporation of EMD Serono, Inc., will provide up to $19 million in funding. The funds will support early stage clinical development projects with biotech companies or projects with individual researchers or academic institutions.

To speed MS research and clinical development, the companies have entered into a two-year worldwide agreement that may extend for an additional three years.

"EMD Serono and the National MS Society have an unwavering commitment to the support of early stage research in the quest to find new and improved treatment options for MS patients. It is with great excitement that our organization supports this initiative with Fast Forward which will explore new avenues to advance new MS treatments with the potential to transform people’s lives," said Fereydoun Firouz, President and CEO, EMD Serono Inc.

Fast Forward, LLC was established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help bridge the gap between research and drug development. To accomplish this goal, Fast Forward partners with early stage biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to advance therapies, diagnostics, medical devices, and related technologies to treat, reverse, and ultimately cure MS. Fast Forward is committed to deploying its resources to spur development of innovative MS therapies and bring them to market as quickly as possible.

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BioMS brings New hope for Multiple Sclerosis Patients with a progressive form this disease

The potential to capture the Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Market.
• Up to 75% of MS patients carry either HLA-DR2 or HLA-DR4 immune response genes.
• MBP8298 demonstrated statistically significant clinical results in patients with these genes.

Statistically Significant Results in Patients with HLA-DR2 or HLA-DR4 Genes
MBP8298 is entering late-stage trials in secondary progressive MS
BioMS Medical Corp. is a development stage company, with its primary focus being the development
and commercialization of a medical treatment for multiple sclerosis.


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A malaria pill developed during the Vietnam War is being tested by Biogen on patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Biogen Idec Inc. may have found a treatment for the deadly brain infections that have been tied to use of its multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, the biotechnology company’s fastest-growing product.

A malaria pill developed during the Vietnam War is being tested by Biogen on patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, the brain disorder known as PML, said Al Sandrock, Biogen’s head of neurology research. Tysabri was pulled from the market in 2005 after three PML cases were reported. It was reintroduced a year later when U.S. regulators said the medication’s effectiveness, twice that of other MS drugs, outweighed its risks.

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Keeping Up with MS Therapies

Information provided by Karen, in Coral Springs



Existing therapies for multiple sclerosis offer proven efficacy and safety
Current Opinion in Neurology

New oral therapies may offer improved treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
Current Opinion in Neurology

Multiple sclerosis therapy: historical and future perspectives
Current Opinion in Neurology



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Hilton Head Island resident Vita Johnson is looking to stem cell treatment in China for relief from multiple sclerosis

Easing the pain of MS

By JUSTIN PAPROCKI -jpaprocki@islandpacket.com
IslandPacket.com
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Sometimes, the pain is manageable. Vita Johnson can operate her mechanical wheelchair, but her back and right arm are almost always in pain, like the muscles are constantly tense. Other times, the pain is unbearable. All she can do is stay in her darkened bedroom and cry.

She used to jog, lift weights, swim and jump out of airplanes for fun. But multiple sclerosis has reduced her body to the point where she needs help just to go to the bathroom.

She wants to be better, but none of her treatments have stopped the MS, a disease that attacks the central nervous system. She sees hope, but it's halfway around the world.

Johnson is raising money to go to China to receive injections of stem cells, a treatment that she hopes will improve her condition. She'd like to do it in her own country, but it's not permitted in the United States.

Stem cell therapy has been hotly debated. Clinics in Costa Rica, China and elsewhere offer the treatments for a variety of afflictions, from cerebral palsy to spinal cord injuries. Some of these clinics' Web sites feature stories of the wheelchair-bound who take their first steps again, the blind who can make out shapes and letters.

IS THERE HOPE?

But in the United States, skepticism mixes with hope. Advocates of stem cell research say one day stem cell treatments may prove beneficial for Vita and other MS suffers. But the evidence isn't there yet. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued a statement last month encouraging research of stem cells in clinical tests.

But the society warns that overseas clinics claim success but don't back it up with scientific or medical evidence.

"We believe that research in all types of stem cells holds great promise," the statement says. "There are many safety and efficacy issues that researchers are working to resolve through carefully controlled research. It has not yet been adequately determined, through rigorous clinical testing, that stem cell therapy is safe and beneficial to people with multiple sclerosis."

Dr. Nada Abou-Fayssal, a neurologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, said more patients recently have been inquiring about stem cells and their benefits. But she advises against a trip overseas.

"I know there are anecdotal reports, but I can't recommend it because it's not proven to work," she said. "There have not been valid studies to support the benefits. I try to support my patients based on what's shown to be effective."

Vita and her husband, Kyle, have read the warnings. They're aware of the misgivings, but they're willing to take the risk.

LIVING WITH MS

Vita was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March 2002. The warning signs came suddenly. She had been running on a treadmill when her foot gave out and just started dragging when she lifted it. A while later, she was walking in heels when it happened again. The final sign came in a Target parking lot. Her bowels gave out.

She was bounced around to doctors until she finally got the diagnosis.

For the first year or so, she was able to live a relatively normal life. She gave birth to a daughter in March 2003.

Between June and November of that year, her condition worsened. The MS forced her from being able to walk with some assistance to basically living her waking hours in a wheelchair.

She's seen six neurologists. She's taken a slew of costly prescribed drugs, including Avonex, which caused a fever so bad she submerged herself in a cold bath. She's tried holistic approaches, ointment rubs and histamine treatments. She's even tried a contraption of magnets and electric paddles called the Zapper. Her condition just worsened.

Vita's pain is constant. It got to the point where she had to cut her waist-length hair because she could no longer clean it herself. She's up two or three times a night to empty her bladder. Kyle has to help most of the time.

Kyle and Vita spend their days at their Hilton Head Island apartment with their rescued greyhound, Maggie, while their daughter is at school. Kyle is Vita's caretaker. Making matters worse, he's in the mortgage business, so money has been harder to come by.

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Kyle woke up one night at 2:30 a.m. to guide Vita to the bathroom. Before heading back to bed he began searching the Internet and found Beike Biotechnology, a Chinese company that's treated more than 2,000 patients using injections of stem cells. Beike officials have been quoted in news stories claiming that it's only a matter of time before Western doctors confirm what they already know.

Over days and weeks, they found YouTube videos of news stories -- images of MS sufferers who return from overseas greatly improved. They called a women in Louisiana who had gone for stem cell treatments. She told them, "Go as soon as possible."

They settled on Beike. The seven injections of umbilical stem cells -- not the embryonic cells that have caused controversy stateside -- will cost $34,000. They'll have to stay for another 20 days for rehab and monitoring. The total bill is $50,000 for Kyle, Vita and their daughter to go.

Vita's brother in Atlanta is helping with fundraising. He's also thrown some work Kyle's way. He donated frequent flier miles, enough for one ticket. If all goes according to plan, she hopes to make the trip this summer.

She tempers her expectations. She knows miracles don't happen, that she won't be able to run five miles like she used to. But she can't help but fantasize about swimming in her apartment community's pool.

"If I could just get rid of the pain, that'd be amazing," she says, her voice raspy.

She remains upbeat when visitors stop by the house, talking and laughing with them. Kyle and Vita stay optimistic, not letting the MS beat them into a depression.

They start the day by bumping knuckles. They say, "Today's the day." The day they find hope, a new option, another life.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Adult stem cell treatment gives MS patient new life

V V Daily Press March 21, 2009 - 5:51 PM
written by: Patrick thatcher

APPLE VALLEY •

Fatigue, blurred vision, immobility, numbness and bladder control problems. For Holly Huber, that was life with multiple sclerosis.Symptoms of the degenerative disease became so chronic and unbearable that Huber, a Victor Valley native now living in San Diego, could no longer work.As part of her treatment she had to give herself daily injections of potent drugs in a futile effort to fight the disease. Even with medical insurance she was still paying $1,450 a month for medication that she said was becoming less effective each month.“I could tell my legs were getting weaker and my balance and eyesight was getting worse,” Huber said. “I really felt that I needed to be aggressive with my health care so that I didn’t end up being permanently disabled.”
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stress and MS

Source: National MS Society

Aside from the stress that arises in daily life for everyone, MS creates its own emotionally taxing predicaments, not the least of which is dealing with the unpredictable course of this disease.

The first thing to know is that stress can make any of us feel worse, whether by upsetting our stomachs or knotting our neck muscles. Many people with MS say they experience more symptoms during stressful times. When the stress abates, their symptoms seem less troubling or less severe. Therefore, learning to relax is essential.

But, relaxation isn't something you just decide to do. People have to learn to relax. You will need to discover what works for you, and you'll need to practice.

The Mind

  • MS and Stress (.pdf)
    Everyone experiences stress. But what is it, and what role does it really play in MS?
  • Emotional Changes of MS
    Bouts of severe depression, mood swings, and irritability, pose significant challenges for people with MS and their family members and can add to stress.
  • Taming Stress in Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)
    Simplifying daily life. Instructions on muscle relaxation, deep breathing, visualization, and more
  • Managing Anger (.pdf)
    A women's experience on anger—how to dissipate some of it and to channel the rest into a positive force.

The Body

  • Adaptive Tai Chi
    Deep breathing and slow, gentle movements are the primary elements of this “moving meditation”—and it can be done sitting down
  • Exercise
    Whether swimming or sailing, working out in a gym, or competing at a round of golf, the revitalizing enjoyment of healthy exercise comes in many forms
  • Massage and Bodywork Therapy
    Used to relax muscles, reduce stress, and relieve conditions exacerbated by muscle tension
  • Yoga
    With its emphasis on relaxation, breathing and deliberate movements, yoga is a good choice of exercise for people with MS.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat to open any of these files, the download link can be found on the lower right of this blog page.

Webcasts*

C.A.L.M. Down and Manage Your Stress

  • Part 1: Understanding Stress
  • Part 2: Change and Accept
  • Part 3: Let Go and Manage Your Lifestyle

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Single Oral Doses Study of Nerispirdine on Visual Function in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis



The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the effect of nerispirdine (50 mg or 400 mg) and placebo given orally as a single dose once a week in crossover design on latency of Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) P100 in optic nerves. Secondary objectives include evaluation of the effect of nerispirdine on VEP amplitude and other visual parameters including visual acuity and contrast, as well as evaluation of the safety and tolerability of nerispirdine in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Contrast sensitivity and visual acuity examinations (in addition to Optical Coherence Tomography [OCT] and VEPs) are needed during the Screening Period for defining etiologic relationships (if non-MS related impairment) and for assessing the effect of treatment of age-related eye disease versus the MS-related vision impairment.

THIS STUDY is CURRENTLY RECRUITING PATIENTS.

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"Stu's Views and MS Related News"

To review our weekly MS e-Newsletter:
"""Stu's Views and MS Related News"



Our Weekly MS e-Newsletters can be found posted to our Newest Blog, the blog that archives each week's e-newsletters.


Most often, this does not get posted til the Sunday following each Thursday's e-Newsletter. You may not be seeing everything that was on the newsletter, but you can still read the weekly postings.


Also, whenever you want to see posts, simply go to our primary blog: http://wwwmsviewsandrelatednews.blogspot.com/.
Scroll thru the articles, beginning at the top of the page, and scrolling downward to a date that you had already reviewed.


Please BOOKMARK or save to your favorites, both of the locations found above, as well as our website for future review.


Sincerely,
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Acorda Therapeutics Fampridine-SR Factsheet

Fampridine-SR is a sustained-release tablet formulation of the investigational drug fampridine (4-aminopyridine, or 4-AP). Data collected in laboratory studies found that Fampridine-SR can improve the communication between damaged nerves, which may result in increased neurological function.


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Additionally, Acorda Therapeutics® is a biotechnology company whose mission is to develop and market therapies to restore neurological function in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS) and related conditions of the nervous system. Acorda’s marketed products include Zanaflex Capsules® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and Zanaflex® (tizanidine hydrochloride) tablets. Zanaflex Capsules and Zanaflex are short-acting drugs approved for the management of spasticity. Because of the short duration of effect, treatment should be reserved for those daily activities and times when relief of spasticity is most important. The most frequent adverse events with these products are dry mouth, sedation, asthenia, and dizziness, and are most often considered mild to moderate. For full prescribing information click here.



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For entertainment only -- For the Grand Prix Enthusiasts

Racing / Grand Prix Fans will enjoy this clip
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