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    New MS medication: Ocrevus by Genentech

    did I miss discussion about this? Do I remember reading there was some false report? Has anyone any information or experience?


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/health/fda-drug-approved-multiple-sclerosis-ocrevus.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0



    https://www.ocrevus.com/hcp.html?cid=ocr_PS_MNOVMSH0113_1&c=MNOVMSH0113&mk wid=sy9cDPvWf-dc_pcrid_188996528847_pkw_ocrevus_pmt_e&utm_source =google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_term=ocre vus


    Last edited by Random; 4 Apr 2017, 1:05 AM.

    #2
    New IV drug, one of the first designed to help with PPMS progression, but also approved for use with RRMS.

    http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Tre...ations/Ocrevus

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      #3
      I'm on track to have my first infusion in a couple weeks. Just had the screening blood draws and ECG yesterday. I'll let you know how it goes.

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        #4
        Sister in law has started the treatment, so far no improvement. Its early, but at least she hasn't had any regressions. That in itself would be a win for her.

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          #5
          More
          http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Oli...rticle=Ar06103

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            #6
            Hi all,
            PPMS since 2007. So I had my first infusion in Oct Nov of last year. My Dr. at UCSF wanted to use my B cell levels as the driver for second treatment. In late April they were at zero so we chose to delay for a few months. In May I had an annual MRI and no new or enhancing lesions!!!

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              #7
              I’m going to hold off for now. If I have MS, it is not what is giving me trouble right now. It would not be worth even a small breast cancer risk to me.

              https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.c...-fda-approval/

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                #8
                I apologize if I alarmed others with that. My doctor told me recently that the breast cancer finding was not present in the larger sample size. I guess I’ll take that on faith. I’m working on getting set up to try it. Has anyone any new experiences or thoughts?

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