MS treatment Zinbryta (daclizumab) withdrawn worldwide amid safety concerns

Disease modifying therapy daclizumab (Zinbryta) has been withdrawn from sale worldwide. Its manufacturers took the decision after reports that a number of people taking the treatment developed serious inflammatory brain disorders. That’s how the news was announced on the MS Society’s website. In the UK, the treatment will no longer be available via the country’s … Continue reading MS treatment Zinbryta (daclizumab) withdrawn worldwide amid safety concerns

Zinbryta use restricted in Europe after a death and four serious liver injuries

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has restricted the use of multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta. The agency took action after a patient died from liver injury (fulminant liver failure). The patient was in an ongoing observational study. Four cases of serious liver injury have also been reported. We are all likely to experience some side effect … Continue reading Zinbryta use restricted in Europe after a death and four serious liver injuries

Why are DMTs – Drugs to treat MS – Resisted by so Many?

Many people with multiple sclerosis await the launch of each new disease modifying therapy (DMT), hoping it will bring some improvement. Meanwhile, a significant number of those in the same situation seem to ignore a new drug and carry on regardless. But why? Well, there are a number of reasons; let’s take a look at a … Continue reading Why are DMTs – Drugs to treat MS – Resisted by so Many?