If you remember your Economics 101 class, the introduction of generic and biosimilar drugs should cause prices to drop. Yet, when it comes to MS disease-modifying therapies that isn't always the case.
MS Navigator Robin LaRue joins me this week to discuss how to manage the sometimes crazy costs of MS prescription medications.
We're also sharing results from a study that show there is absolutely no association between consuming dairy and gluten products and MS disease activity.
We'll tell you about two different studies that suggest that non-pharmaceutical interventions may be effective in lessening MS fatigue.
We're sharing results from a trial that reveal an innovative approach to supporting MS caregivers.
And we'll tell you about 4.6 million euro in new funding from the International Progressive MS Alliance that will go toward research focused on developing new treatments for progressive MS.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
This Week: Managing the cost of MS medications :22
STUDY: No association between consuming dairy and gluten products and MS disease activity 1:42
STUDY: SMS-messaging is shown to improve MS-related fatigue 4:50
STUDY: Talk therapy is shown to improve MS-related fatigue 8:36
STUDY: Remote coaching and online information improves the well-being of MS caregivers 10:43
International Progressive MS Alliance announces new research funding 13:32
MS Navigator Robin LaRue discusses how to manage the cost of MS prescription medications 15:57
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STUDY: Dairy and Gluten in Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis
STUDY: Text Messaging Intervention for Fatigue Self-Management in People with Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study
STUDY: Effectiveness of a Blended Booster Programme for the Long-Term Outcome of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for MS-Related Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Study
STUDY: Effect of 2-Arm Intervention on Emotional Outcomes in Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Pilot Study Trial
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RealTalk MS Episode 332
Guest: Robin LaRue