Multiple SclerosisMedication

Two New Drugs Offer Hope for Advanced MS

The FDA-approved medications offer additional treatment options for people with active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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    “The big advancement here, and the cause for enthusiasm and hope, is that now we have medication that has demonstrated beneficial effects within this underserved population,” says Timothy West, M.D. “I suspect there will be an increased interest in identifying active secondary progressive MS and treating it.”
    Lisa Emrich

    Lisa Emrich


    Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

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