ABC News - Explosion in Treatment Advances for Multiple Sclerosis

 – January 5, 2012  –– 

The past decade has offered the greatest advances in MS, so much so that it may be difficult to believe that at one time the chances of successfully combating the condition were slim. Twenty years ago, treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) meant managing symptoms like urinary complications and joint pain. Now there are eight disease-modifying drugs approved for MS, half of which were approved within the past five years. Two new disease-modifying treatments will be presented for FDA approval this year. "We went from a time when one of my early mentors told me the attitudes for people with MS were 'diagnose and adios.' We had nothing to offer them," said Dr. Aaron Miller, director of the MS Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "We've had an incredible explosion of new treatments."
- Dr. Aaron Miller, Professor, Neurology, Director, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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