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New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
Date:4/12/2011

e as many attacks per year as people on a placebo. But a 23 percent reduction is not a cure. This didn't stop MS."

"But, this is extremely hopeful research," he added. And if it is approved, it'll be a valuable adjunct to the array of treatment options now available."

Since the study is being presented at a medical meeting, it should be considered preliminary until the findings are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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For more on multiple sclerosis, visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

SOURCES: Scott S. Zamvil, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology, faculty member, program in immunology, University of California, San Francisco, and member of the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center team; Gary Birnbaum, M.D., director, MS Treatment and Research Center, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, Minneapolis; study abstract, American Academy of Neurology meeting, April 9-16, 2011, Honolulu.


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