Vumerity™ Oral Capsules Approved by the FDA for Adults with Relapsing Forms of MS, Including Active SPMS

On October 30, 2019, Biogen Inc. and Alkermes plc announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Vumerity (diroximel fumarate) oral capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This approval includes the treatment of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and active secondary-progressive MS (SPMS).

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Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and Novartis Join Forces with TV Personality Montel Williams to Heighten Awareness of MS Progression through Storytelling

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Emmy Award-winning television personality and multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate Montel Williams, announced today the launch of My MS Second Act. The educational program aims to improve awareness about MS disease progression and secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) and underscores the need for early […]

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MSAA Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is proud to announce a partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a comprehensive digital accessibility platform to assist in continuing MSAA’s commitment in providing informative and accessible resources to members of the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Many individuals have difficulty typing, moving a mouse, or reading due to a variety […]

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What’s New in MS Research: September 2019

If you have any doubts about the breadth and depth of ongoing research into the causes, nature, and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), the 12 items that follow should entirely allay those concerns. This latest edition of “What’s New in MS Research” reports on findings from the depths of the seas to the aisles of your local supermarket, and then to laboratories, hospitals, and MS clinics.

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MSAA Announces New Chief Medical Officer

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is proud to announce a new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the organization. Barry A. Hendin, a highly accomplished neurologist who specializes in MS, has assumed the role. Preceding Dr. Hendin was Jack Burks, MD, a clinical professor of neurology for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at […]

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What’s New in MS Research: July 2019

The effort to enhance the lives and health of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is advancing on many fronts, as researchers explore the impact of approaches ranging from stress management, exercise, diet, stem-cell therapy, and cannabis use, to a variety of approved and investigational disease-modifying therapies (DMTs).

This latest edition of “What’s New in MS Research” features highlights from the annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), both held in May of this year.

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MSAA Offers a Free Online Support Forum to Connect Members of the MS Community

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America’s (MSAA) free online support forum, My MSAA Community, has been a continued source of support, encouragement, and hope for members of the multiple sclerosis (MS) community since the Summer of 2016. Powered by HealthUnlocked, My MSAA Community was created to offer people with multiple sclerosis, care partners, friends, and family members a way to connect with others also affected by the condition.

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MSAA’s Blog and Publications Recognized by Healthline and the Digital Health Awards

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce that our blog, MS Conversations, has been named one of the Best Multiple Sclerosis Blogs for the fifth consecutive year by Healthline! Each year, Healthline selects blogs that, “lead the way by advocating, informing, and getting real about MS.” Healthline also notes that MS […]

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: A New Video Series from MSAA

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) in partnership with @Point of Care, is proud to announce a new video series titled “Understanding Multiple Sclerosis.” This 12-part video series, featuring expert neurologist Dr. Michelle Fabian, provides an overview of the MS process, possible causes, symptoms, treatments, wellness strategies, and more. Each video offers valuable insights and up-to-date information in a relaxed, conversational style that is easy to understand and follow.

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