Please note: The current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is fast moving, and reactions to it seem to update not just day-by-day but minute-by-minute. Obviously, this site was not designed to bring you the very latest developments in a ‘breaking news’ story such as this. Instead, this site will continue to include news and opinions relating to … Continue reading Not always dwelling on your illness – Ann Romney, MSer
It will probably be no surprise, to regular readers, that I pay special attention to both the development and availability of treatments for PPMS (Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis). Ocrevus is now approved to treat early PPMS on NHS in all UK.
Blocking of a drug as a treatment for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), making it unavailable for use by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), is being challenged by the country’s MS Society. And it has coupled its opposition with a call to arms – inviting everyone to #SpeakupforMS. Holly, from the society’s campaigns community, … Continue reading Give people with PPMS the treatment they need, MS Society campaign #SpeakupforMS
Hot on the heels of NICE rejecting Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) as a treatment of PPMS by the National Health Service (NHS) in England, it has been blocked as a therapy for relapsing MS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) says it does not consider ocrelizumab to be cost effective for the NHS in Scotland as a treatment … Continue reading Now Ocrevus blocked from health service in Scotland
So, news came out last week that the UK’s National Health Service will not be providing Ocrevus for treating primary progressive MS (PPMS) in England*. But, panic not, the decision is far from being set in stone. Why is this? Because the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), was … Continue reading Ocrevus blocked again, this time for PPMS, as not cost-effective
Leading MS organisations are seeking support to gain approval for ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) to treat all primary progressive MS (PPMS). It is already approved for use against early PPMS. Both of the UK’s MS Society and MS Trust are campaigning to get the medication approved for wider use by the country’s National Health Service (NHS). And … Continue reading MS bodies look for NICE support for PPMS treatment