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MS drug hope

5th June 2008

Makers of a new drug that allows multiple sclerosis patients to walk more quickly has passed the next step in its testing.

Acorda has tested the drug on 240 patients and found that two-fifths showed signs of improvement and now plans to seek a US safety licence next year. The MS Society in the UK said that the drug frampridine – which is aimed at those who are still capable of walking but find it a difficult process - could have a real impact on the quality of life of some patients.

 

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