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Industry News for MS (INforMS)
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
CMSC INforMS: CVS/Aetna Combo a Formidable Pharma Rival When it Comes to Access »
Last month's unusual consolidation of healthcare provider CVS Health with insurance company Aetna spawned a new behemoth t...
Friday, December 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMSC INforMS: Press Release - CMSC Receives Interprofessional CE Joint Accreditation »
  CMSC Receives Interprofessional Continuing Education Joint Accreditation for the Healthcare Team...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Fruits and Vegetables May Help Reduce Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: Study »
Eating a healthy diet containing loads of fruits and vegetables along with whole grains may lower disability and reduce sy...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Increased Epilepsy Risk Identified in Multiple Sclerosis »
A direct correlation exists between the presence and severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the risk for epilepsy, acco...
Monday, December 4, 2017
CMSC INforMS: National MS Society Endorses MS "NARCRMS" Data Registry »
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce its endorse...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMSC INforMS: Mayo Clinic Develops Test to Distinguish Other Demyelinating Diseases from MS »
The Mayo Clinic has developed a test that allows doctors to distinguish other inflammatory demyelinating diseases from m...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Patients Tell Their Stories in Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers’ Online Videos »
Maryland special education teacher Ingrid Hanson says that since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago,...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Cognitive Impairment Worse Among PPMS Than RRMS Patients, German Study Finds »
Patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis ( PPMS ) have more severe cognitive impairment than those with relaps...
Friday, August 4, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Consortium Announces New MS Physician Assistant Special Interest Group »
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) will form a new Physician Assistant Special Interest Group to provid...
Monday, July 17, 2017
CMSC INforMS: 5 Areas of Research That Could Change the Future of MS Treatment »
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the nervous system, disrupting messages between the brain and the rest of the...
Sunday, July 16, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of multiple sclerosis - Study »
New York : Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53 per cent less likely to de...
Friday, July 14, 2017
CMSC INforMS: 12 Ways Amazon’s Alexa Can Help People With Multiple Sclerosis »
“Alexa” is Amazon’s talking service that acts as a virtual personal assistant. According to, as part of the...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
CMSC INforMS: OMRF Multiple Sclerosis Center wins top MS research award »
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence won the Labe Scheinber...
Friday, July 7, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Minocycline May Slow Progression From Clinically Isolated Syndrome to MS »
Minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, reduces risk of conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)...
Monday, July 3, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Multiple sclerosis - Antioxidant may slow disease progression »
New research offers hope for patients with multiple sclerosis, after finding that a common over-the-counter antioxidant ma...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Research Sheds Light on Who's Multiple Sclerosis Could Worsen »
A preliminary study by senior author Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD , has heightened researchers’ understanding about which...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Sodium Intake And Its Association With Multiple Sclerosis Progression »
HealthDay News — There is no association between average 24-hour urine sodium levels and conversion from clinically isolat...
Saturday, June 10, 2017
CMSC INforMS: New Multiple Sclerosis drug, backed by 40 years of research, could halt disease »
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) is hold...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
CMSC INforMS: CMSC Revises Recommendations for Gadolinium Use in MRIs »
Editor’s note: Patient columnist Laura Kolaczkowski attended the 31st annual Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers conf...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
CMSC INforMS: ‘MS from the Inside Out’ Uses Virtual Reality to Share What Life for Patients Is Like »
Virtual reality (VR) technology is most commonly associated with gaming and entertainment, but it’s expanding into a varie...
Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Ocrevus, Progressive MS and Other Research Highlights »
The recent annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) brought researchers and healthcare prof...
Friday, June 2, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Acne Therapy Reduces Rate of Multiple Sclerosis Progression, Canadian Study Reports »
A common acne medicine called minocycline can reduce the rate of multiple sclerosis progression in patients who are at e...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Caregivers of MS Patients Say the Disease Exhausts Physically & Emotionally »
Most people who care for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are happy to be caregivers, but they admit that their own emotio...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Ocrevus Lowers MS Relapse Rates Even Further in Extension Study »
Multiple sclerosis patients who benefited from Ocrevus ( ocrelizumab ) in two Phase 3 clinical trials continued to ben...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Physical Activity Halts Depression in Young MS Patients, Canadian Study Show »
Young multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who engage in physical activity can relieve symptoms of depression , concludes a C...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Celgene’s Investigational Therapy Ozanimod Safe, Effective in Treating RMS »
Long-term treatment for up to 12o weeks, with the investigational drug Ozanimod (RPC-1063), found to be effective and sa...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Rituxan-treated MS Patients 3x More Likely to Have Improved Brain Scans »
Multiple sclerosis patients who start Rituxan ( rituximab ) treatment are three times more likely to have unchanged or imp...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Cladribine Reduced Annual MS Relapse Rate by 55% to 57%, Trials Show »
Cladribine tablets reduced relapsing multiple sclerosis patients’ annual relapse rate by 55 to 57 percent, depending on t...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Review Suggests Certain MS Patient Groups May Discontinue DMTs »
Older patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis ( SPMS ) as well as older relapsing patients whose MS has bee...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Tysabri Improves Mental Outlook for Patients with Secondary Progressive MS »
Long-term therapy with Tysabri ( natalizumab ) significantly improved the mental state of people with secondary progress...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Feeling of Social Stigma Makes Depression in MS More Likely, Study Reports »
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who feel stigmatized because of their condition are more likely to have depression ,...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – MS Patients Should Contribute to Outcome Measure Development, Study Argues »
Patients must help develop new outcome measures of multiple sclerosis (MS), since they and healthcare providers may have d...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – MS Mobile Apps Link Clinicians and Patients, Improving Disease Management »
The use of multiple sclerosis (MS) mobile apps by patients and their clinicians encourages shared decision-making and help...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Relapse After First Lemtrada Course No Indication of Poor Long-Term Outcome »
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who experienced a relapse between their first and second rounds of Lemtrada ( alemtuzum...
Friday, May 26, 2017
CMSC INforMS: #CMSC17 – Single Session of Ball-throwing Exercise Improves Balance Control in MS »
Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis ( RRMS ) regain part of their balance control after a single training...

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