Pill for MS offered to British sufferers16th March 2012
The National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence (NICE) has approved the drug fingolimod which could help thousands of people with MS.
Fingolimod which can halve relapses compared with standard interferon injections and experts hope the once-a-day pill will replace injections and hospital infusions for at least 5,000 sufferers a year. While initially considering the drug was not value for money despite admitting it works, NICE has now considered extra evidence on its effectiveness and decided to give the go-ahead for use on the NHS.
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